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.
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.
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A concussion can be caused by a direct blow to the head, neck, face or somewhere else on the body with the force being transmitted to the head. This may cause you to lose consciousness – be "knocked out" - but not always.
Learn what to do when you feels dizzy or woozy; like your head or the room is spinning or tilting.
When something goes wrong with the muscles that direct swallowing, it’s called dysphagia and it can lead to aspiration—food or other material entering the airways or lungs.
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, causing pain and tenderness in connective tissues, as well as muscle pain.
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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.
A hip fracture is a break in the thigh bone (femur) of your hip joint. The incidence of hip fractures increases with age, doubling for each decade after age 50. The majority of hip fractures happen to people older than age 60.
When the lymph vessels are damaged, lymph fluid cannot drain from tissues, causing the lymph fluid to back up leading to swelling, heaviness, stiffness, or aching - most often in the arms or legs.
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.
Osteoarthritis (also called degenerative joint disease) happens when the cartilage in a joint becomes damaged and worn, usually due to age, wear and tear, overuse of the joint, or other problems.
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones - most often affected are the hips, spine and wrists - leaving them at greater risk of breaking.
Pelvic pain is a common problem among women. Its nature and intensity may fluctuate, and its cause is often unclear.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful swelling of the plantar fascia - a thick, fibrous layer of tissue that covers the bones on the bottom of your foot and supports the foot bones in an arched position.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that mainly affects the joints in the elbows, wrists, hands, knees, feet or ankles.
Symptoms of a torn rotator cuff (the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint) include shoulder pain that gets worse when you raise your arm overhead; weakness of the shoulder muscles with overhead activity; popping and clicking when you move your shoulder; and shoulder pain that wakes you up at night when sleeping on the hurt shoulder.
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).
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves. This results in back and leg pain.
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Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a form of tendonitis that occurs when the forearm muscles are used again and again in a twisting motion. Pain can spread into the forearm and wrist.
You may have a voice disorder if you have a problem with pitch, volume, tone and other qualities of your voice. These problems occur when your vocal cords don't vibrate normally.