Neurological Diseases

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 ...

Meningitis in Children, Adults – Symptoms, Treatment, Vaccine

The meninges are membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. There are 3 layers known as the dura mater, arachnoid mater and pia mater. Dura mater is the tough outer membrane. It consists of 2 layers, the periosteal layer lying just beneath the skull and vertebra, and the inner meningeal layer lying towards >> Read More ...

Cerebral Palsy (Children) Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Delayed milestones of development in a baby, such as a delay in sitting up or walking, may lead to a diagnosis of cerebral ataxia. For instance, most babies learn to walk by 12 to 14 months of age. If it is noticed that even at 20 months the baby cannot walk and other milestones of development are delayed, together with >> Read More ...

Seizures (Fits) Types (Partial and Generalized) and Causes

The brain is a complex organ which controls all the functions of the body. By receiving, processing and transmitting electrical impulses, the brain is able to carry out its diverse functions.  At any given time, there is extensive electrical activity in the normal human brain due to the incoming, outgoing and crossing >> Read More ...
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