Acoustic neuroma is a rare noncancerous tumor. It grows slowly from an overproduction of Schwann cells and is also called a vestibular schwannoma. The tumor then presses on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear.
Aphasia is a language disorder caused by damage in a specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension. Aphasia leaves a person unable to communicate effectively with others.
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a congenital defect in which arteries and veins are tangled and not connected by capillaries. The lack of...
Back or neck pain can range from a mild, dull, annoying ache, to persistent, severe disabling pain that can restrict mobility and interfere with your quality of life.You should always consult your health care provider if you have persistent pain.
Your body is constantly growing new cells to replace older ones. A tumor occurs when cells begin to grow abnormally and without control.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel - an opening in your wrist that is formed by the carpal bones on the bottom of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament across the top of the wrist.
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage due to diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar (glucose) can damage the tiny blood vessels that supply your nerves, especially in the legs.
Learn what to do when you feels dizzy or woozy; like your head or the room is spinning or tilting.
Epilepsy causes repeated seizures and is one of the most common neurological condition. The seizures are caused by bursts of electrical activity...
Vision changes that occur gradually over time or that seem to come and go are usually less serious than changes that occur suddenly and persist....
Learn what do do if you have an injury to the head, scalp, skull or brain.
Hearing loss is a medical disorder that affects nearly 36 million adults in the United States. Many things can cause impaired hearing, including tinnitus, presbycusis (age-related hearing loss), and hereditary causes, among others.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord, where the protective covering (myelin) on nerves in the brain and spinal cord is damaged, causing messages traveling along affected nerves to slow or stop.
A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland - a small gland in the brain.
Progressive muscular atrophy is a rare type of ALS which affects only the lower motor neurons. (ALS affects both the upper and lower motor neurons.)
Psychosis is a symptom of certain mental health problems. It involves perceiving reality differently from those around you. The difference between reality and what you think become blurred in your mind. Other mental health conditions, physical diseases, traumatic experiences, or drugs and toxins may bring on psychotic symptoms or behavior.
Sciatica is a condition that causes pain in the lower back that spreads down into the buttock, hip, and leg. Sciatica happens when a spinal nerve is irritated or has pressure put on it as comes out of the spinal canal in the lower back; it is most often caused by a bulge or rupture of a nearby spinal disk, a narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis) or spasm of the muscle in the buttocks that the sciatic nerve passes through (pyriform muscle).
Scoliosis is defined as a curvature of the spine measuring 10 degrees or greater, with the spine looking like an "S" or "C." and making it look like the person is leaning to one side.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves. This results in back and leg pain.
Spondylosis is degeneration of the spine.
Stroke - where a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts - is a serious condition that requires clinical care by a physician or other health care professional; brain damage can occur within minutes of having a stroke.
A subarachnoid hemorrhage means that there is bleeding in the space that surrounds the brain; most often, it occurs when a weak area in a blood vessel (aneurysm) on the surface of the brain bursts and leaks. Increasing pressure on the brain can cause brain cell damage, life-long complications and disabilities.
Trigeminal neuralgia is pain caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve on your face. Symptoms include sudden, sharp pain in your head or face (it may feel like an electric shock) and may last for several seconds or minutes. It usually happens on only one side of your face.