In this guide brought to you by Premier Neurology, we explain how Botox can be used to address hypersalivation and hyperhidrosis. What Is Hypersalivation? Hypersalivation, also known as sialorrhea, is a medical condition in which someone’s salivary glands produce much more saliva than usual. As a result, the excess saliva
The 3 Most Common Nerve Disorders: 1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The carpal tunnel is characterized as a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve is compressed as it extends through the hand down the
What Is Spasticity? Spasticity is a condition in which there is an abnormal increase in muscle tone or stiffness of muscle that can affect bodily functions and daily activities. The degree of spasticity varies from mild muscle stiffness to severe, painful, and uncontrollable muscle spasms. Common signs and symptoms of
In this guide brought to you by Premier Neurology, we discuss what you may not have known about sleep disorders and the brain. What Are Sleep Disorders? Sleep disorders, also known as sleep-wake disorders, are medical conditions that cause problems with the amount, quality, and timing of sleep that a
Exercising with muscular dystrophy can be difficult. There are different types of muscular dystrophy and the severity of the condition can vary greatly. If your physician has recommended regular exercise, you can benefit from constant movement and improve muscle tone and increase overall fitness and health. What is muscular dystrophy?
At Premier Neurology of Stuart, FL, we help individuals and families who are living with epilepsy. It is common for our doctors to hear incorrect but highly shared myths about epilepsy disorder. What Is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurring seizures. It affects approximately 65 million people
This guide is brought to you by the experts at Premier Neurology of Stuart, FL for Epilepsy Month. We explore the different causes of epilepsy and how each one can affect you. If you or a loved one suffers from epilepsy, schedule your appointment with an experienced team of professionals
What is neuroplasticity? This is a question that has been asked by many people, and it is a topic of great interest to scientists and researchers. The term “neuroplasticity” refers to the brain’s ability to change its structure and function in response to experience. This means that our brains are
Do you often feel dizzy or lightheaded? Do the walls seem to be spinning around you? If so, you may be suffering from a balance disorder. A balance disorder is a problem with the way your body senses movement and position. This can lead to feelings of dizziness, vertigo, and
If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from neuralgia, then you know that it can be a debilitating condition. Neuralgias are characterized by episodes of facial pain, which can be extremely severe. There are many different types of neuralgia, and each type has its own unique
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy Day, a day to raise awareness for the condition that impacts 1 in 250 children worldwide. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the brain, usually before or during birth. It affects movement and coordination and can cause a wide range
Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that many people are familiar with. However, did you know that it can also be used for medical purposes? In this blog post, we will discuss 5 ways your neurologist uses Botox to treat neurological conditions. What is Botox? Botox is a neurotoxin produced
Medical marijuana is becoming an increasingly popular treatment option for a variety of medical conditions. However, there are still many misconceptions about it. In this blog post, we will discuss medical marijuana and debunk some of the most common myths about medical marijuana. Keep reading to learn the truth about
Do you suffer from frequent headaches? If so, you’re not alone. Headaches are one of the most common medical conditions in the world. There are many different types of headaches, each with its own set of symptoms and causes. In this blog post, we will list all of the different
Do you experience tingling, numbness, or weakness in your hands or feet? If so, you may be suffering from neuropathy. Neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending messages from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from back pain, you may be wondering what your treatment options are. You may have considered going to a chiropractor or physical therapist, but did you know that neurologists can also help treat back pain? You may have seen
Do you ever feel like your hands are numb? That tingling, “pins and needles” feeling that comes and goes without warning? You’re not alone. Many people experience numbness in their hands, for a variety of reasons. In this blog post, we will explore the six most common neurological causes of
Do you suffer from frequent or severe headaches or migraines? Do they make it difficult to go about your day-to-day life? If so, you should consider seeing a neurologist. Many people don’t realize that neurologists are specialists in treating headaches and migraines. In fact, they may be able to help
Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in mental ability. It can be caused by various diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. One of the most troubling behaviors associated with dementia is psychotic behavior, which can range from mild to severe. If you are caring for someone
Neurologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating problems with the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. When you have a problem with any of these structures, it is important to see a neurology specialist. However, if you have never been to a neurologist before, you may be wondering what
There are many misconceptions about dementia. This is unsurprising, as dementia is a complex illness that is not well understood by the general public. This can make it difficult to understand for those who have never experienced it firsthand. In this blog post, we will dispel some of the most
Do you get severe headaches often? Do they sometimes keep you from going about your day-to-day activities? If so, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. While most headaches are nothing to worry about, there are times when they can be a sign of something more
If you or a loved one is experiencing neurological problems, it’s important to find the best neurologist possible. This brings us to the question of: how do you go about finding a great neurologist? In this blog post, we will first define what a neurologist is, discuss what to look
Have you ever experienced that feeling of déjà vu? That strange sense that you have been someplace before or done something before? For many people, déjà vu is a puzzling phenomenon. But what is it, exactly? And where does it come from? Today, we will answer these questions by discussing
Your brain is the most important organ in your body. It controls everything you do, from thinking and speaking to moving and breathing. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your brain health! In this blog post, we will discuss ten ways that you can maintain your brain
In honor of Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, we are going to dispel some myths about the condition. Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that leads to muscle weakness. It can affect any muscle in the body, including the eyes and respiratory muscles. While there is no cure for
In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this June, we want to share with you the top 10 warning signs of this devastating disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia that affects more than 5 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Nerve damage can be a debilitating condition that affects millions of people each year. There are two main types of nerves in the body- sensory and motor- and each can be affected by damage. There are many different causes of nerve damage, some more common than others. In this blog
Did you know that half of all adults have high blood pressure and only 1 in 4 have their condition under control? In honor of High Blood Pressure Education Month this May, we’re going to take a closer look at how high blood pressure affects the body, specifically the brain.
A stroke can be a life-altering event. For many people, it means living with the aftermath of a debilitating injury that changes their lives in ways they never imagined. If you are one of the millions of people who have had a stroke, you may be wondering what comes next.