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The Top 5 Treatments for migraines

The Top 5 Treatments for Migraines

If you suffer from frequent migraines, you know that they are no joke. Therefore, when it comes to treating migraine symptoms such as pounding head pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound, you want something that is both effective and fast acting. However, part of the problem with treating

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nerve conduction study

What to Expect During a Nerve Conduction Study

Have you been experiencing numbness, tingling, or continuous pain with no known cause? If so, your neurologist may recommend having a nerve conduction study performed. A nerve conduction study, also known as nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test measures the speed of electrical impulses as they move through the nerves. Based

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Try Infusion Therapy

Got Headaches? Try Infusion Therapy

Are you one of the 50 million Americans who suffers from chronic or refractory headaches or migraines? If you are, then you have probably tried a variety of things to eliminate or minimize your discomfort. However, have you ever tried headache infusion therapy? Chances are, you probably have not tried

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How Your Neurologist Treats Vertigo

How Your Neurologist Treats Vertigo

Are you one of the 40% of Americans who have been affected by vertigo? Vertigo is the sensation that you are moving, even when you are not. It is similar to motion sickness and is characterized by dizziness or the feeling that the room is spinning. While many people believe

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Uses For Botox

Uses for Botox That Are Not Cosmetic

When most people think of Botox, they envision smooth faces free of wrinkles. While this is certainly one of the most common uses of Botox, it is not the only use. In fact, Botox has many other applications beyond the field of cosmetics and can even be used to effectively

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Sialorrhea

What Are Bruxism and Sialorrhea? Bruxism is a medical condition that leads to clenching and grinding of the teeth, while Sialorrhea describes excessive salivation or drooling. Bruxism can cause headaches, damage your teeth, and leave your jaw feeling sore after a night’s sleep. Sialorrhea can be both inconvenient and embarrassing.

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Botox for Migraine

What You Should Know About Migraines and Botox Botox is an FDA-approved medication for treating chronic migraines that last 15 days or more a month. For patients suffering from severe migraine symptoms, Botox has been reported with incredible success. It has relieved many muscle contractions that control the nerve endings

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Hyperhidrosis (Arm Pit Sweating)

What Is Hyperhidrosis? Sweating is an integral and necessary part of human biology, being essential in our ability to regulate the temperature of our body. However, for patients with hyperhidrosis, sweating can be a real problem. Hyperhidrosis is a condition defined as sweating to an extensive degree, often to the

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Botox for Dystonia

Dystonia Relief and Botox Treatment For patients with dystonia, the disease is characterized by muscle contractions that create slow, repetitive movements and abnormal postures, including tremors. Dystonia can occur in any body part, and the area of the body affected show different symptoms. Those who have cervical dystonia, a type

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Botox for Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm Relief and Botox Treatment Dystonia and its muscle contractions can occur in any part of the body, making it difficult for people to control their movements. Dystonic symptoms often occur like tremors because of the overactive nerves affecting the muscles when interactive with sensations and body movements. When it

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Botox for Spasticity

Understanding Spasticity and Botox Treatment Tightness and contractions in the muscles can create an imbalance in the nervous system, causing spasticity. This condition prevents normal fluid movement and affects speech, movement, and walking. Whether damaged due to a traumatic spinal injury or caused by a subsiding neurological condition, spasticity can

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Peroneal Dysfunction and its Treatments

The nervous system is a complicated thing, with branches running throughout the body. These complex structures are responsible for communicating sensation and response to and from the brain everywhere in our body. When nerves become damaged, pinched, or compromised, several symptoms can result. Numbness, tingling, and pain are all common

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Restless Leg Syndrome and Diet

Can Restless Leg Syndrome Be Cured with the Proper Diet?

We’ve all heard the saying, you are what you eat. While this is not literally true, what we eat definitely affects us in a variety of ways. This is especially true for individuals with certain medical conditions. Many people are familiar with the relationship between diet and medical conditions such

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June is myasthenia gravis awareness month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness

The month of June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. During the month of June, the MG community comes together to raise awareness about the condition, as well as to promote research and fundraising to support individuals with MG. Myasthenia Gravis, commonly referred to as MG, is a neuromuscular disorder that

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How to Prevent a Second Stroke

How to Prevent a Second Stroke

Did you know that according to the American Stroke Association, 1 in 4 stroke survivors have another stroke at some point? The risk of a second stroke is highest in the first few days following the stroke, however there is an elevated risk of having a second stroke for the

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How to Exercise Your Brain

How to Exercise Your Brain

Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, as many as 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. The month of June is used to share their stories and raise awareness about the disease. Although the

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10 Foods That Improve Brain Health

10 Foods That Improve Brain Health

You are what you eat. While you may not literally transform into the things you eat, your nutritional choices certainly play an important role in your overall health. Not only that, but there are certain foods that can even help to maintain or improve the health of your brain. Eating

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What Does A Seizure Look Like_

What Does a Seizure Look Like?

Seizures are disruptions in the brain that can alter your behavior or perception of the world around you for a temporary period of time. When asked what a seizure looks like, many people tend to envision a scene from their favorite medical tv series or movie. While some types of

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Types of Dementia

Types of Dementia

Did you know that Alzheimer’s and dementia are not the same thing and that there are different types of dementia? Dementia is a term used to describe a decline in mental ability that interferes with daily life and is characterized by problems with memory, reasoning, and thinking. There are several

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See a Neurologist

5 Symptoms That Suggest You Should See a Neurologist

Have you noticed changes in the way you move, talk, or think? If so, you may be wondering if those changes call for an appointment with a neurologist. A neurologist is a medical specialist that diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Depending on your

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Types of Brain Injuries

Types of Brain Injuries

Did you know that the human brain has the consistency of gelatin? Due to its extremely delicate consistency, the brain ultimately relies on the skull for protection from the outside world. Even with the skull’s protection, the brain can still become injured. In some cases, the brain can even become

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Botox Injections for dystonia and spasticity

Botox Injections for Dystonia and Spasticity

Did you know that Botox injections can be used for the treatment of neurological disorders? While many people associate Botox with minimizing facial wrinkles and fine lines, Botox actually has several different applications. In fact, Botox injections are one of the main advancements of managing spasticity and movement disorders.  To

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How to Get Rid of a Migraine

How to Get Rid of a Migraine

Migraines are the worst. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the 3rd most prevalent and the 6th most disabling illness in the world. They also estimate that as many as 39 million men, women, and children in the US suffer from migraines. If you are one of these

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7 Ways to Consume Cannabis Without Smoking

In popular culture, cannabis consumption is often synonymous with smoking. Marijuana use tends to bring to mind a pipe, a bong, or — most likely — the archetypal “joint.” But smoking isn’t for everyone. Some people have cardiopulmonary conditions that preclude them from smoking, it’s not always the most discrete

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Top signs of a concussion

Top 3 Signs of a Concussion

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 2.87 million Americans are affected by a concussion every year. This accounts for approximately 2.53 million emergency room visits, 288,000 hospitalizations, and 56,800 deaths. Although these numbers were obtained by a 2014 study, they provide a glimpse at the

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Can Cannabis Help Parkinson’s Disease?

This article was originally published on The Cannigma and appears here with permission. Original article written by Elana Goldberg Overview Thanks to the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, today’s researchers have a significantly better understanding of how chemicals in the brain interact and communicate. They also have a better understanding of what

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Can Cannabis Help Epilepsy?

This article was originally published on The Cannigma and appears here with permission. Original article written by Elana Goldberg Overview In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of cannabis for the treatment of central nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome. One

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