Charcot marie tooth (CMT) disease is one of the common inherited disorder of nerves. The damage occurs in the peripheral nerves of arms and legs that control voluntary movement of muscles. CMT was first described in 1886 by Jean Charcot, …

Multiple system atrophy is a rare progressive degenerative neurological disorder. In this disorder the area of brain which controls internal processes or autonomic functions such as blood pressure, bladder control, heart rate, control of muscles, sweat etc start degenerating. It …

Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by neurological and developmental abnormalities. The disease is characterized by mental retardation, trouble in walking and balancing (ataxia), absence of speech, jerky movement of hands and legs and seizures. Patient suffering from Angelman …

Mononeuropathy multiplex syndrome is neurological disease characterized by malfunction and degeneration of two or more peripheral nerve trunks. It is a painful, asymmetrical condition caused due to damage to the peripheral nerves. In this condition two separate nerve areas are …

Olivopontocerebellar atrophy is a progressive neurological disorder which is characterized by degeneration of brain cells (neurone) of certain part of brain. The degeneration occurs in cells of cerebellum, pons and inferior olives. Cerebellum is responsible for balance and voluntary movement …

Cervicogenic facial pain is tingling, burning or aching pain felt on the upper, middle or the lower part of the face. It can be one sided or bilateral. Cervicogenic facial pain as the name suggests originates due to bulging disc …

Brain swelling, also known as cerebral edema in medical terminology is a serious neurological condition. Swelling can occur in any organ of the body. It is body’s response to any type of injury, infection or an overuse of that particular …

Subdural empyema is collection of pus between the two layers that cover the brain. To be more precise it is pus collected between the dura matter and the arachnoid matter. The brain is covered by three meningeal layer namely the …

Alexander disease is a rare and fatal neurological disorder that is mainly found in infants and children. This neurodegenerative disease is caused due to defect in a type of gene that encodes a protein called GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein). …

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurological condition. In this disorder brain is not able to process and respond properly the information received through five senses. These five senses are touch, sound, taste, smell, and sight. The condition can also …

In human body the nervous system is considered to be a master control unit, as every minor or major activity and function is controlled by it. The nervous system is made up of complex and intricate network of nerve fibers. …

Meningitis is inflammation of meninges the membrane that covers brain and spinal cord. Aseptic meningitis is a term used when inflammation of meninges is caused due to reasons other than pus producing bacteria. Although virus infection is a common and …

Demyelinating disorder is a neurological disease in which there is disruption of myelin sheath. In a normal human being, both peripheral and central nervous system is wrapped with a sheath of fatty layer called myelin. Myelin sheath acts in a …

Huntington’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder of brain cells. It is an inherited disease. Huntington’s disease causes physical, mental and behavioral disturbances in the body. The disease is named after George Huntington who first described the symptoms. It was …

Human brain is delicate and intricate organ but unlike other animals it is a site of mind which makes humans superior to other creatures on planet earth. Brain controls whole body system. If anything goes wrong with brain, body functions …

Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy is a disease involving nerves. In this disease inflammation and irritation of nerves lead to loss of muscle strength and altered sensation. The meaning of polyneuropathy is many nerves are damaged at the same time. This disease …

Radial nerve extends from the upper arm and runs its course to the forearm, wrist and fingers. It is responsible for movements of muscles present at the back of arm called triceps. The motor function of radial nerve allows the …

Essential tremor is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary, repetitive and regular shaking of a body part. It is a benign condition mainly affecting the arm and fingers. Sometimes other body parts such as head, neck, tongue, leg and feet …

The basic function of nerve is like a messenger. It carries messages to and fro from brain and spinal cord to different parts of the body. To carry out its function, nerve has to pass through several channels, tunnels in …

Axillary nerve as the name suggests is the nerve in axilla region. It is a major peripheral nerve of the upper limb originating from the roots of C5 and C6 spinal roots. Damage or injury to this nerve causes axillary …