Neurological Diseases

Viral Encephalitis (Brain Infection Virus) Disease Information

What is viral encephalitis? Encephalitis is the medical term for inflammation of the brain. It is most commonly due to infections and the majority of these cases is due to a viral infection. Therefore the term encephalitis is almost always taken to mean viral encephalitis – infection of the brain tissue with a virus. >> Read More ...

Peroneal Nerve Location, Injury, Causes of Pain and Palsy

Overview The peroneal nerve, also known as common fibular nerve, is one of the branches of the sciatic nerve. It is the most commonly injured nerve of the lower leg due to its location. Peroneal nerve injury and disease may arise due to various possible causes ranging from trauma, compression or infection. Apart from >> Read More ...

Cranial Nerve Function, Testing and Disease Symptoms

The Cranial Nerves The brain is the central processing point for all activity in the body. It is able to monitor and respond to changes in the body and control every organ either directly or indirectly. Nerves are like the electrical wiring that carry signals to and from the brain. Most of these nerves emerge pass through >> Read More ...

Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Disease) Symptoms, Causes, Types

What is peripheral neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is any disease or disorder of a nerve outside of the brain and spinal cord. It is also known as peripheral neuritis, although the word neuritis specifically refers to inflammation of the nerve and not all neuropathies are inflammatory in nature. Another common term for >> Read More ...

Alzheimer’s Disease Meaning, Types, Symptoms of Stages, Drugs

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, especially in people over the age of 60, although it can occur at a younger age. A genetic factor has been associated with development of AD. It is a gradually progressive neurological disease for which there is no cure. The >> Read More ...

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Demyelinating Nerve Disease

The myelin sheath covering the nerves fibers of the brain and spinal cord is composed of several layers of a fatty substance known as lipoprotein. In addition to acting as a protective covering for the nerves, the myelin sheath also allows rapid conduction of electrical impulses along the nerve fibers. When the myelin >> Read More ...

Spinal Stenosis and Surgery for Narrow Spine Canal

What is Spinal Stenosis? Stenosis means narrowing of a hollow tube. Spinal stenosis is a condition where there is narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the spinal cord lying within it and/or narrowing of the spaces through which the spinal nerves leave the spinal column. Spinal stenosis usually occurs as >> Read More ...

Spinal Cord Injuries Causes and Symptoms at Different Levels

What is a spinal cord injury? A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency which requires immediate treatment. It may occur due to direct trauma to the spinal cord itself or indirectly as a result of damage of the bones and soft tissues surrounding it. In any serious accident, a spinal cord injury should be assumed to be >> Read More ...
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