General Neurology Services

Leveraging Modern Tehcnology

Once you have been evaluated in our Missoula office, and had a thorough neurological exam, you can have virtual follow up visits without leaving home. For Montanans, this can be a significant time and cost saving over driving to appointments, especially in the winter. 

We treat a vast array of neurological conditions. Our team approach means that Dr. Swanson is directly involved in each patients care . Specialized neurology nurse practitioners are an integral component of our advanced care team. And, with our large sub-specialty referral network, you are assured of the most advanced treatment available.  We have changed the lives of thousands of Montanans. Let us help you.

Nerve and muscle disease

Do you have limb pain, numbness and tingling in an arm or leg, or progressive weakness? All can be signs of nerve, nerve root, or muscle disease, including sciatica, neuropathy, ALS, or myasthenia gravis. Get a precise diagnosis and the best possible treatment plan. 


Have you had a TIA or stroke? Many people leave the hospital not knowing why they had a stroke. We thoroughly evaluate your stroke risk factors, and will determine exactly why you had the stroke, and how to prevent future strokes. 


Unexplained spells of passing out could be due to syncope or seizures. There are several different causes of syncope, and we are experts in correct diagnosis and treatment. We will determine the cause of your syncope, and provide individualized therapy.

Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition. We can determine what is causing your pain, if you need surgery, or if there are more conservative treatments available. If you do need surgery, we will arrange a referral to the best surgeon available. 

Movement disorders

Tremor, difficulty walking, and imbalance are signs of Parkinson’s Disease. However, there are other causes of ataxia (loss of muscle coordination) and tremor. We are experts in diagnosing and treating essential tremor, PD, ataxia, and other movement disorders. Are you a surgical candidate? We can refer you to the best specialty centers in the Northwest. 

Sports Neurology

Traumatic brain injury and back injuries are common in a variety of sports, including football, hockey, soccer, baseball, and skiing. Dr. Swanson has worked with several college and professional sports teams providing expert guidance in therapy and return to play.  

Rare diseases

There are a large number of rare and obscure neurological diseases. Dr. Swanson’s experience at the Mayo Clinic has provided him a sound approach to diagnosing rare diseases. And if he cannot make the diagnosis, he will certainly know someone who can.


Headaches due to any cause can be difficult to manage. We can give you an accurate diagnosis of your headache type and your best treatment options. Whether acute treatment, prophylactic treatment, injections, or other alternative therapies, we can help you become headache free.

Veteran’s Care

Dr. Swanson has a long history of treating our nation’s veteran’s. From traumatic brain injury, toxic exposure, PTSD or other military acquired conditions, we are there to help. 

Brain Tumors

Whether you have been diagnosed with a meningioma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, or a variety of other brain tumors, we have world class neurosurgeons at our fingertips. We manage any complications related to brain tumors, including epilepsy. 


There are many causes of memory loss, ranging from anxiety or depression to significant neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease or genetic diseases such as Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD). We offer comprehensive memory loss evaluation and therapy.

Vascular Malformations

Many malformations may be benign. Some can be fatal. Do you have an AVM, venous anomaly, aneurysm, or other brain malformation? We will give you piece of mind with a correct diagnosis. We can also get you same day appointments with world class neurosurgeons.