7 Causes of myopathy

7 Causes of Myopathy

May of us take our muscles for granted – they allow us to walk, run and even breathe. The importance of muscles is something you might only think about when you exercise or watch your favorite athlete in action on TV, but they really have an effect on your everyday

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Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorders Divided by the CNS or PNS

Did you know that your nervous system is actually made up of two systems known as the central and peripheral nervous systems? Your central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord, while your peripheral nervous system is made up of all the nerves outside your brain and

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What is Radiculopathy

What is Radiculopathy?

Nerves are the wiring in your body that travel down your spinal cord and connect your brain to every part of the body. When functioning properly, nerves are able to communicate different forms of sensory information to the brain. Unfortunately, however, nerves can go wrong in many ways and cause

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November is epilepsy awareness month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month is a time to learn more about epilepsy and how it affects people of all ages. It also gives us an opportunity to recognize the many ways we can help those with epilepsy and their caregivers, as well as stand in solidarity with them. The theme

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The vestibular system

The Vestibular System: What It is and How It Affects Balance

Have you ever watched in awe as Olympic gymnasts complete a seemingly impossible routine on a balance beam? Maybe you’ve even tested your balance by walking on a narrow surface. Even if you haven’t consciously tested your balance, your body is constantly carrying out several processes to ensure that you

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Why to See a Neurologist for carpal tunnel syndrome

Why to See a Neurologist for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When your wrist hurts chances are you don’t think about visiting a neurologist. Even if you suspect carpal tunnel syndrome, a neurologist’s office isn’t often the first place you think of scheduling an appointment. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is classified as a nerve disorder, which makes a neurologist the perfect

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Conditions Mistaken for multiple sclerosis

Conditions Mistaken for Multiple Sclerosis

Did you know that as many as 1 in 5 people with other neurological conditions are misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? This comes from a study published in the May 2019 journal of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. Certain medical conditions are harder to diagnose than others, especially when they

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Types of head injuries

Types of Head Injuries

Head injuries are very common in the United States. Did you know that every year there are about 2 million head injury-related emergency room visits? Head injuries can occur when the head is shaken violently or when a blow to the head is absorbed by the skull. Some common causes

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breakthrough study on the cause of Alzheimer's

Breakthrough Study on the Cause of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease that causes the progressive deterioration of brain cells. Alzheimer’s Disease affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans, and causes more than half of all cases of dementia in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common diseases among older adults, with about 1

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6 ways stress affects your brain

6 Ways Stress Affects Your Brain

The brain is a fascinating and complex organ. It’s the primary control center for our whole body, and it can be affected by stress in many different ways. Stress itself is an important part of life – it helps us prepare for danger or respond to emergencies. But when we’re

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6 neurological conditions

6 Neurological Conditions: What to Know & When to Seek Help

A neurological condition is defined as any condition that affects the nervous system, which is composed of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves (as well as the muscles that they control). Neurological conditions can be difficult to diagnose, with many neurologists relying on a patient’s symptoms and medical history. It

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How Your Diet may be causing your headaches

How Your Diet May Be Causing Your Headaches

Do you experience headaches? You’re not alone. Many people struggle with headache pain on a regular basis, and it’s been estimated that over 30 million Americans have chronic headache disorders. Interestingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that there are many potential causes of headache pain – but

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What is Drug-Induced Parkinsonism

What is Drug-Induced Parkinsonism?

Did you know that certain symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can be caused by medications? This phenomenon is known as drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP) and it is the second most common cause of parkinsonism in the elderly only after Parkinson’s disease itself. Here is what you need to know about drug-induced

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4 Things That Can Cause a stroke

4 Things That Can Cause a Stroke & 4 Ways to Assess Your Risk

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), approximately 795,000 people have a stroke each year. The American Stroke Association also notes that strokes are the number five cause of death and the number one cause of disability. Strokes occur when blood vessels leading to the brain

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Why Tou Should See A Neurologist for sleep problems

Why You Should See a Neurologist for Sleep Problems

Do you have problems falling asleep? Or maybe you fall asleep and then wake up multiple times later in the night? Do you also struggle with issues like restless leg syndrome that prevents you from getting quality sleep? If any of this sounds like something you experience on a regular

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The 12 cranial nerves

The 12 Cranial Nerves

Most people know that their brain is connected to the rest of their body through the brainstem, spinal cord, and various nerves. But, have you ever wondered how your brain is connected to the various structures on and around your head? After all, most of your sensory organs are located

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8 THings You Didn't KNow About epilepsy and pregnancy

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Epilepsy & Pregnancy

Many women dream of someday having children and starting their own family. For some, however, their medical history can complicate their vision of what they think motherhood should look like. This can be especially true for women with epilepsy who want to have children. The good news is that most

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6 tips for exercising with parkinson's disease

6 Tips for Exercising with Parkinson’s Disease

When being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), you may find yourself anxious about how to live with the disease. Although the disease itself has no cure, it is very possible to live well with PD. However, this generally means that you will need to work with your doctor to determine

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What to do if Someone is Having a seizure

What to do if Someone is Having a Seizure

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 1 out of every 10 people will experience a seizure at some point during their lifetime? Being present when someone is having a seizure can be scary, especially if you want to help but

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What You Need to Know About brain aneurysms

What You Need to Know About Brain Aneurysms

How much do you know about brain aneurysms? Chances are, unless you or a loved one has experienced a brain aneurysm, probably not much. In some cases, what you do know about brain aneurysms may be the result of watching medical dramas on TV. Even if you do have a

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Things You Didn't Know About the Brain

Things You Didn’t Know About the Brain

The brain is the most fascinating organ in the human body. There is still so much about it that is not completely understood. Even so, there are also a number of things that you may not even know about your own brain. Here are some of the most interesting things

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The Most Common types of brain tumors

The Most Common Types of Brain Tumors

Did you know that there are approximately 130 different types of brain tumors? A brain tumor is a collection of abnormal cells that accumulate in the brain. Brain tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous, however both types can be potentially damaging to the brain. This is because the brain is

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Are Women More Likely to develop Alzheimer's

Are Women More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease?

When it comes to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, many people like to say that the disease does not discriminate and can affect anyone. While this is certainly true, there are uncontrollable factors that can make certain individuals more susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease than others. Recently, one of these potential

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Types of HEadaches

Types of Headaches (And When to be Concerned)

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) where the headache, migraine, and cluster communities work together to raise public awareness, address stigmas, and build a stronger community of headache, migraine, and cluster advocates. The World Health Organization notes that headache disorders are the most common nervous system disorder

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June is alzheimer's awareness month

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are approximately 50 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. To raise awareness and inspire action, the Alzheimer’s Association has dedicated the entire month of June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This movement is encouraging people to “Go Purple” with the

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10 Facts About TENS

10 Facts About TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)

How much do you know about transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)? If you suffer from nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, or ulnar neuropathy, then you may want to consider trying TENS therapy to manage your symptoms. Therefore, here are 10 facts about TENS to familiarize you

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What Does A Stroke-Related Headache Feel Like

What Does a Stroke-Related Headache Feel Like?

Everyone gets the occasional headache, and some people may have more frequent headaches than others. While the majority of headaches are not serious and will eventually resolve themselves, there are certain cases where a headache can be a symptom of something more serious, like a stroke. However, it can be

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Vitamin D and the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin D and the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system by disrupting signals between the brain and body. Currently, there is no known cause of MS and the progression of the condition is often unpredictable. However, every day researchers are bringing us closer to understanding this mysterious disease.

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5 Reasons to see a neurologist for back pain

5 Reasons to See a Neurologist for Back Pain

Nowadays, there are a variety of medical professionals available to diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions. While some doctors tend to focus on the overall health of their patients and evaluate a range of health conditions that affect all parts of the body, others choose to focus on

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8 Signs of Possible nerve damage

8 Signs of Possible Nerve Damage

Your nerves play a few important roles in your body. Besides the simple fact that they allow you to feel sensations when you touch something, your nerves also help with muscle movement and internal organ function. Not only that, but your nerves even aid in self-preservation since they allow you

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