Conditions & Treatments
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The term mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is used interchangeably with the term concussion.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition of recurrent unprovoked seizures, fits, or attacks. involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy is often associated with comorbidities such as learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face area. Headaches can be single or recurrent in nature, and localized to one or more areas of the head and face. The most common are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Most headaches come and go, but others may be more bothersome or may be caused by other complications.
Headaches are quite common in pregnancy. The most common are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Most headaches come and go, but others may be more bothersome or may be caused by other complications. It is important for women to consult their doctor about any headaches they may have before, during, or after pregnancy.
There are several neurological disorders affecting newborns that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
There are many neuromuscular disorders that require clinical care by a doctor or other healthcare professional. Such disorders involve the muscles, and nerves, and the spinal cord. Included are the muscular dystrophies, inflammation of muscle (myositis), spinal muscular atrophies, myasthenia gravis, and neuropathies. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart.
Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness and muscle tone caused by inadequate blood supply to the brain. Syncope is sometimes also called fainting.