What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or dizziness. People who experience vertigo may also experience nausea, vomiting, sweating, or abnormal eye movement. More severe cases of vertigo may include symptoms…

What Are the Early Signs of Dementia?

Dementia is a condition in which once-healthy brain cells (neurons) in the brain stop working, lose connections with other cells in the brain and die. This causes loss of cognitive…

9 Fall Prevention Tips for People With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition of the nervous system that impacts movement and balance, which often causes falls. The annual fall rate of people with PD is double…

Best Practices for Stroke Prevention

Strokes are the most common cause of adult disability. Each year, about 795,000 Americans have a stroke and 160,000 die each year from strokes. It ranks as the fourth leading…

You Probably Don’t Need an MRI for your Headache

At least one in seven adults throughout the world have experienced a migraine, according to the World Health Organization. Tension headaches—often described as a tight feeling in the head—are even…

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Movement Disorders

Several movement disorders can have an effect on your basic quality of life, and if symptoms become extreme, one area of treatment some patients look to is deep brain stimulation…

Should You Get an Occipital Nerve Block?

Occipital neuralgia is a condition with which sufferers experience a chronic ache at the base of the skull resulting in shooting pain on the scalp, and it’s just one of…

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health issue in the United States. These injuries, generally caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a…

How EEGs are Used to Diagnose Neurological Disorders

Your brain cells communicate via electrical impulses, even while you sleep. Interruptions to these impulses can cause several problems in the brain. In order to diagnose the condition caused by…

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

The brain and spinal cord make up the body’s central nervous system, a vital complex of nerve tissues that controls various activities in the body. When the immune system attacks…