Neurological Diseases

What is Nocturnal Leg Cramping? Leg Cramps at Night

Nocturnal leg cramps are the painful cramping of muscles, usually the calf muscles, which commonly occurs during sleep. In some cases, night leg cramps may occur while the sufferer is in bed and between the sleep-wake stage. Nocturnal leg cramps are considered to be one of the parasomnia disorders that affect a >> Read More ...

Itch (Pruritus) – Diagnosis, Prevention & Treatment

What is Itch (Pruritus)? Itch (Lat. pruritus) is a skin sensation that provokes a desire to scratch (1). Itching occurs when certain substances produced by the body, like biliary salts or histamine, or those coming from the outside, like wool or nickel, irritate nerve endings in the skin. Itch is not the same as >> Read More ...

Numbness and Tingling in Both Arms and Legs

NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN ARMS AND LEGS This article describes disorders causing numbness and tingling in BOTH arms (hands) AND legs (feet). Typical symptoms are mentioned beside each disorder. You can also review the causes of: Numbness ONLY IN ARMS Numbness ONLY IN LEGS HEAD/FACIAL numbness Numbness ANYWHERE IN THE >> Read More ...

Leg Numbness, Tingling Feet and Toes

LEG NUMBNESS OR TINGLING Numbness is decreased, and tingling unusual sensation in the leg. This article describes causes of numbness and tingling in the legs, feet or toes. What Does  Numbness and Tingling Mean? Numbness In the Arms, Hands and Fingers Head/Face >> Read More ...

Arm Numbness, Tingling Hands and Fingers

NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN THE ARM Numbness means decreased, and tingling  unusual skin sensation. In this article, numbness and tingling in the arm, shoulder, hand or fingers are described. Read about numbness in both arms (hands) AND legs (feet). Picture 1. Arm dermatomes (A dermatome is a skin area, innervated by a >> Read More ...

Tingling and Numbness in the Face and Back of the Head

Head Sensitivity Map – Head Dermatomes Sensitivity of the FACE and TOP OF THE HEAD is mediated by the right and left Trigeminal nerve (5th brain nerve), which originate from the brainstem and divide into three branches each: Ophthalmic nerve travels through the ceiling of the orbit and enters the face above the >> Read More ...

Causes of Tingling and Numbness – Paresthesia

What Does Tingling, Numbness and Paresthesia Mean? Paresthesia (Greek para- = abnormal, esthesia = feeling) is abnormal sensation on the skin that has no apparent physical cause (1). Paresthesia includes numbness and tingling, and can be temporary or permanent. Numbness is a decreased or lost sensation in the >> Read More ...
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