Neurological Diseases

10 Migraine Myths and Facts

Every year some 30 million Americans experience one or more migraine. Although it is a common condition, migraines are often confused with other types of headaches. A migraine is a very severe headache that occurs in episodes and are is often accompanied by other symptoms ranging from nausea and vomiting to light >> Read More ...

How Strokes, Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s Disease Are Different

As people are living longer, a number of chronic conditions that affect the brain are now being more frequently seen. Not all these conditions are isolated to the older age groups, but it is more likely to affect people over the age of 60 years. These conditions that are often confused and misunderstood in how it affects >> Read More ...

5 Remedies For Sciatica Pain Relief

Sciatica is one of the most common causes of lower back pain that extends down to the legs. It occurs due to compression of the root of the sciatic nerve as it emerges from the spinal cord. Depending on the cause, it can be a chronic condition that requires surgery. However, many people do not realize that not every case >> Read More ...

6 Foods To Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among seniors. Every person dreads having Alzheimer’s disease as they get older, especially if they have seen or lived with a loved one who had the condition. But the facts are that the risk is high in North America in particular. Up to 10% of people >> Read More ...

Signs Of A Compressed Nerve In The Back

Any nerve in the body can become compressed for a number of reasons. But it is often the nerves emanating from the spine that are the most prone. These spinal nerves have to pass out between the bones of the spine (vertebrae) to different parts of the body. It is at the root, as it passes out of the vertebral column, that >> Read More ...

What To Do If You Are Having A Stroke

A stroke, like a heart attack, is one of the most dreaded conditions. While there are other equally serious and life-threatening conditions, a stroke and heart attack are relatively common in the modern world. It is a major concern for people at risk but it can even strike a person who would otherwise seem like the most >> Read More ...

Meningioma (Tumor of the Meninges)

Definition A meningioma is an abnormal growth (tumor) that arises from the protective lining around the brain and spinal cord, the meninges. These tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) with some being atypical where it is neither cancerous nor non-cancerous. The vast majority of meningiomas are >> Read More ...

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow Ulnar Nerve Entrapment)

What is cubital tunnel syndrome? Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition where one of the main nerves of the arm, the ulnar nerve, becomes compressed or irritated at the point of the elbow. The ulnar nerve is a long nerve that can be damaged or diseased in any number of ways, broadly referred to as ulnar neuropathy, but >> Read More ...

Piriformis Syndrome

What is piriformis syndrome? Piriformis syndrome is a rare condition characterized by pain, instability, tingling and numbness in the lower back, buttocks, lower thighs and the calves. It arises due to the irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle during running or sitting. The longest and >> Read More ...
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