Atrophy of any organ is shrinkage in size of that particular organ. Together with decrease in size, there may be associated dysfunction. Cerebral atrophy is decrease in the size of the brain. It can be a part of the brain …

Nerve pain is one of the complications which many people suffer after shingles. In medical terminology, it is also known as post herpetic neuralgia. Nerve pain occurs as a result of structural damage or irritation of a particular nerve. Post …

Radial tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of hand and elbow. It is caused due to compression of radial nerve when it passes through a tunnel near the elbow. Radial tunnel syndrome is difficult to diagnose as there is lot …

Foraminal stenosis is a condition related to spine. Human spine is made up of several vertebras placed one upon other. A foramen in simple words is a space or a hole between the two vertebras. Foraminal stenosis is narrowing of …

Lingual nerve damage is frequent complication after dental extraction; the most common is after third molar extraction. Lingual nerve can also be damaged during facial surgery, or as a result of facial fractures. This nerve is a branch of one …

A person having peroneal nerve dysfunction may have to drag his toes and foot while walking. In other words, the dysfunction results in loss of leg movement as well as loss of sensation in leg and feet. He may also …

Ulnar nerve compression is a disorder in which the ulnar nerve gets compressed in the elbow grove while passing towards forearm and fingers. It leads to weakness and numbness in forearm and fingers. It also produces pain and burning sensation …

Occipital neuralgia is neurological disorder related to scalp and your head. There are two occipital nerves which innervate the two sides of your scalp and lower back of your head. They arise from the second and third cervical vertebra situated …

The dictionary meaning of the word tardive is slow development of symptoms. Dyskinesia is repeated involuntary movement of limbs and other parts of the body. Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological disorder which is characterized by repeated and involuntary contractions of …

Lumbar radiculitis is a painful condition resulting from problems in lumbar region of spine. Though the problem pertains to the lumbar spine, the symptoms can be felt in legs and buttocks. Lumbar radiculitis occurs when the lumbar nerve is pinched …

When you spend great amount of time in activities which require repetitive and forceful movement of your wrist and hand, you are at a risk of suffering from pinched nerve in your wrist. In medical parlance the condition is called …

Schizophrenia is the common mental illness observed throughout the world. The symptoms of schizophrenia correspond closely to the popular conception of a madman. The chronic nature of this illness makes life disabling and difficult for the patient as well as …

If there is anything that is fascinating and most wondrous organ in human body, it is the brain. Men have explored distant skies and tiniest microorganisms, but scientists still struggle to find how human brain operates. Brain is the control …