Category: Neurological Disorders

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 …

As sciatic nerve travels along the posterior compartment of leg, it branches off at certain levels to form several different tributaries. Tibial nerve is one such branch of sciatic nerve. It arises in the poplitial fossa (back side of the …

Horner’s syndrome is a name given to a condition after a renowned Swiss ophthalmologist, Johann Friedreich Horner. He described in man the famous triad of symptoms viz; miosis (constriction of pupil), ptosis (drooping of eyelids), and enopthalmos (sunken eyes) and …

A pinched nerve anywhere in the body can be extremely debilitating for the patient as its symptoms affects his daily activity. Compression of nerve is a type of damage to the nerve or set of nerves. Like modern day cables, …

The life of a person becomes extremely tough when he suffers from a paralytic attack. He feels miserable especially when his hand is paralyzed as he unable to hold any object, write with a pen or to an extent not …

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 …