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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms & Risk Factors Mar 15th, 2022

Did you know women are three times more likely then men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand.  The median nerve runs through the carpal tunnel and when compressed it can result in...

Is There a Difference Between Dizziness and Vertigo? Nov 3rd, 2021

Dizziness and vertigo are common symptoms that can have numerous root causes. The symptoms of dizziness and vertigo are often used interchangeably but knowing the difference between the two and describing them appropriately can help result in an accurate diagnosis and potential quicker recovery.  Ahmad Ata, M.D. is a board...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Can It Be Reversed? Sep 21st, 2021

Peripheral neuropathy is dysfunction, disease, or damage to the peripheral nervous system or nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. When neuropathy occurs patients typically experience numbness, weakness, tingling, burning, or an impaired sensation or movement. Neuropathy typically starts in the hands and feet, however other parts of the...

Debunking Common Myths About Seizures and Epilepsy Aug 22nd, 2021

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder, affecting about 1 in 26 people at some point. It’s characterized by seizures, most of which often develop in childhood.  During a seizure, you might stare off into space, lose consciousness, and/or experience involuntary jerking of your arms and legs. While these...

What Conditions Can an MRI Diagnose? Jul 20th, 2021

Some 40 million MRIs are performed each year in the United States alone, making them one of the most common diagnostic imaging tests around. They can also be extremely helpful.  The magnetic resonance imaging tests allow your doctor to get a good look at the inside of your body to...

Migraines and Headaches: We Have Solutions Jun 1st, 2021

Everyone gets a headache now and then, but not every headache is the same. There are over 150 different kinds of headaches, some mild, some severe, some relatively innocuous, and some that can be a serious health threat. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, headaches and migraines are...

Could Your Pumpkin Spiced Latte or Other Caffeinated Drinks Trigger Migraines? Nov 16th, 2020

Humanity has evolved with the consumption of caffeine with reports that tea was first consumed in China as early as 3000 BC and coffee first being consumed in Ethiopia as early as the 9th century. Every day roughly ninety percent of Americans consume caffeine with over eighty five percent having at...

Actress Selma Blair Shares her Story on Being Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis Mar 1st, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aHkihCdQGk Yesterday on national TV actress Selma Blair shed light on what those fighting Multiple Sclerosis experience on daily basis. These candid details regarding the pain, confusion, and symptoms have instantly helped raise awareness for this chronic condition.  Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disorder where the cells from the immune...

What You Need to Know About Migraine and Botox Nov 9th, 2018

In 2002 Botox was approved for the cosmetic treatment of mild to moderate facial frown lines. Patients who underwent Botox treatment started self reporting less headaches and many studies were conducted on this phenomenon. In 2010 Botox was approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraines which is classified as...

Migraines have been classified as one of the top 10 most disabling medical illnesses... Sep 27th, 2018

Headaches are the most common type of pain. There are 17 different types of headaches classified into 3 categories: primary, secondary, and other headache syndromes.Common primary headaches include:Tension headachesMigraine headachesCluster headachesNew daily persistant headache (NDPH)Secondard headaches are caused by or related to another medical condition including:TraumaNeurological disordersInfectionSubstance abuse or withdrawlOther...