Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS): How It Works

February 3, 2021

A vagus nerve stimulator is often called the pacemaker for the brain. Vagus nerve stimulation refers to the technique of implanting a small device to stimulate the vagus nerve and is considered when other treatments and medications have failed. Patients are under general anesthesia during the implantation procedure. As with some medical procedures, VNS has…

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Overview of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

January 23, 2021

While Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a rare neurological disease, its results are devastating. There is no one test to diagnose MS therefore, patients undergo a combination of tests and evaluations such as blood tests, spinal tap, imaging, and evoked potential tests that record electrical signals of the nervous system. Symptoms differ and include pain, tremor,…

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Brain Physiology: Quick Facts

January 13, 2021

The brain is by far the most important organ in the body. Its capabilities are fascinating as it dictates the functionality in different parts of the body. There are four hemispheres of the brain. These are called lobes: frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital. Frontal lobe- Control behaviors such as movement, problem-solving, judgement, emotions, and impulse.…

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Six Lifestyle Habits for Brain Healtth

December 31, 2020

Many of us do the best we can to lead a healthy life. With healthy lifestyle habits come exercise and a number of different foods to eat. Our brain is a fascinating organ and needs our full attention to sustain optimal functionality. Everything in our body relies on the brain. After all, there are 100…

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Quick Facts About Headaches

December 27, 2020

There are a variety of headache disorders. We decided to give you an all-in-one BLOG post where you can learn the basics about each headache type. This will help you identify which one you suffer from and talk to your doctor for appropriate treatment. The best way to differentiate between headaches is to pay attention…

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Seizure First Aid: Plan and Prepare

December 18, 2020

    The more you know about epilepsy, the better you can attend to the needs of your loved one.  It is important to identify a seizure, provide first aid, and adequately support individuals who suffer from this debilitating disorder.  A person is diagnosed with epilepsy once they experience two or more seizures.  The seizure…

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Botulinum Toxin Injections: Migraine Pain

December 11, 2020

Botulinum toxin injections are not only used for aesthetics.  Your doctor may consider administering shots in the head and neck to dull the pain of migraine headaches and even, prevent a future attack.  The injections are FDA approved to treat migraines and have proven effectiveness.  Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria by…

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What is CIDP?

November 29, 2020

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is an autoimmune disorder that develops slowly.  Myelin insulates and protects the body’s nerves by covering them.  With CIDP, the body’s immune system attacks the myelin, thus leaving the nerves unprotected.  The nerves become inflamed and the swelling damages myelin.  The cause of CIDP is unknown and there is no…

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Understanding Chronic Pain

November 18, 2020

Chronic pain is a long-term neurological syndrome.  It occurs when your nervous system becomes dysfunctional due to a disease or direct damage to a nerve or group of nerves.  While rapid recovery is unlikely, there are treatments that have an accumulative effect and can provide relief.  When individuals experience repeated pain over a long period…

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Advanced Neurological Imaging

November 12, 2020

Neurological imaging allows us to see inside the living brain.  Every modality is unique in what it sees.  Imaging is objective and helps physicians diagnose patients with substantial evidence and findings.  An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the brain and brain stem.  Contrary to…

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