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.
The month of May is dedicated to Stroke Awareness and for good reason. A stroke is a medical emergency and can happen to anyone at any time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, about 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Stroke
Do you often feel tired even after a full night’s sleep? Are you restless at night, unable to get comfortable in bed? You may be suffering from restless leg syndrome. This condition can affect both the quantity and quality of your sleep, leaving you feeling exhausted during the day. In
Your brain is your most valuable asset. It controls everything you do, and it’s important to take care of it by making healthy choices. Unfortunately, many people make habits that can hurt their brain. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common bad habits and how
Migraines are a common type of headache that can be extremely painful. Some people experience migraines several times a month, while others only have them occasionally. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from migraines, you know how debilitating they can be. While there is no
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and in honor of this important month, we want to take a moment to discuss what Parkinson’s Disease is and list 10 Common Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement. It results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects people of all ages, races, and genders. Despite being one of the most common neurological disorders, there are still many misconceptions about epilepsy and how it affects people. In this blog post, we will debunk some of the most common myths about epilepsy.
We’ve all bumped our heads at some point. Most of the time, it’s not a big deal and we don’t even need to see a doctor. But sometimes, a head injury can be more serious. In these cases, diagnostic imaging techniques, such as a head CT scan, may be performed
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and we wanted to take this opportunity to educate the public about traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A TBI is a serious injury that can occur when the head hits an object or is shaken violently. It is a major cause of death and disability
Did you know that March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month? Almost 1 million Americans are affected by MS, however many people don’t know much about this disease. During the month of March, MS Awareness month looks to educate the general public about MS and provide support to those affected
Migraine headaches can be incredibly debilitating. They can cause nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. For some people, they are so bad that they can’t even function normally during a migraine episode. If you suffer from migraines, you know how important it is to find a treatment
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes muscles to contract involuntarily. This can result in abnormal posture, twisting and repetitive movements, or difficulty speaking or swallowing. Dystonia can affect any part of the body, but it most commonly affects the neck, arms, and legs. There are three main types
Do you often get headaches? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in the world. There are many different types of headaches, and each one is caused by a different set of factors. In this blog post, we will discuss the
Car accidents can be traumatic, both physically and mentally, and handling the aftermath of these types of accidents can be costly. It’s essential to care for yourself during this time, especially if your body’s experienced a lot of trauma, and one of the best ways to care for yourself is
Head injuries can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a penetrating head injury. They can also result from a fall, car accident, or sports injury. Depending on the location, force, and type of impact, some head injuries may be more serious than others.
With the start of 2022 we are entering the third year of the Coronavirus pandemic. Although coronaviruses, including the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19, primarily cause mild to moderate upper respiratory problems, they can indirectly affect other areas of the body as well. This is generally due to a
We all have nerves that run through our body. These nerves are responsible for sending signals from the brain to different parts of the body and back again. Occasionally, these nerve pathways can become compressed or irritated, leading to a range of issues. Nerve disorders are often misunderstood, but they
Have you ever been hit in the head? Chances are you’ve probably hit your head at some point. While not all hits to the head are problematic, some can cause a concussion. Concussions can have both short and long term effects, however a new study has found that women may
Many people have experienced the phenomenon of having too much to drink. What starts as a few beers can lead to feeling sick, dizzy, and even vomiting. Besides the short-term effects of drinking alcohol, there are also long-term effects of drinking large amounts of alcohol. Many people are somewhat familiar
There are certain neurological conditions that have very distinctive symptoms. For example, a stroke can be recognized by facial drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulties, which spell out the acronym “FAST” (The “T” stands for timing is critical). Not every neurological condition has symptoms that fit neatly into acronyms, however.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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