Neurological Conditions : Health & Medical
This review discusses the epidemiology, natural history, and common radiographic findings associated with OPLL, as well as current treatment options.
One day, as a young adult, Debbie went to the doctor because a bright spot was blocking her vision. She was told that her eye had been burned from the sun's reflection off the hood of her car. Other strange symptoms began to occur. She would drop things unexpectedly or bump into the door jam be
This unusual case of ICH turned out to have a very definite cause, highlighting the importance of keeping an open mind in the management of patients with existing diagnostic labels.
This review summarizes recent developments in identifying the pathogenesis of disorders of DNA methylation, and spotlights some novel therapeutic opportunities, such as topoisomerase inhibitors.
The authors describe specific differences in imaging features which can help differentiate neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder from multiple sclerosis in MRI studies.
Sciatica causes pain and other unpleasant feelings in the legs.legs on beach image by Pavel Losevsky from Fotolia.comSciatic nerve compression is more commonly known as sciatica. It is a secondary condition, meaning that it is caused by another medical problem. Causes of sciatica may...
Is minimally invasive spine surgery cost effective? This review analyzed the relationship between MISS and open surgery in terms of costs, outcomes, and utility.
The nervous system is a bodily system made up of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, cells called neurons and other structures. In humans, the nervous system is essential to the body's mental and physical health, because it controls everyday functions in different parts of the body.
The carpel tunnel is a narrow opening composed of tendons that allow the median nerve to reach the hand. The median nerve gives feeling to all of the fingers except the pinky. The carpal tunnel protects the median nerve. If the tunnel swells, pressure is put on the median nerve and causes numbness
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. It runs from the spinal cord to the buttocks and hips, then down each leg. Sciatica is a symptom, not an actual ailment, according to the April, 2008 article "Sciatica" by the staff at Mayoclinic.com. It is often caused by a herniated disc
A panoply of mechanisms of injury to the brachial plexus exist including GSW, laceration, and stretch/contusion, which includes avulsion.