Neuropathy is a result of damage to nerves to a specific area. It can lead to feelings of pain, burning, numbness, or any other different type of feeling. It can also lead to loss of sensation to a
As much as medicine continues to advance and saves lives, patients suffering from chronic pain often go from doctor to doctor, pill to pill, and procedure to surgery with no relief, and often exacerbation of their pain. Besides leading
Posttraumatic stress disorder is a condition that can develop after an individual is exposed to a traumatic event. This can be any type of invest including, assault, rape, warfare, traffic collisions, terrorism, natural disasters, medical conditions, or abuse.
Cancer is a general term to refer to a group of diseases that continue to be the main causes of death and disability. What all types of cancer have in common is abnormal cell reproduction with the potential to spread
Spasticity occurs as a result of disorders of the central nervous system, leading to increased contraction of muscles and can occur anywhere in the body, though most commonly occurs in the limbs. It comes from the Greek word spasmus which
Multiple Sclerosis is a demyelinating disease that can impact any part of the brain or spinal cord. An autoimmune disease, the body’s immune system attacks myelin sheath which surround many nerves. It is the most common autoimmune disease of the
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition of the central nervous system that is progressive. The exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is largely unknown, though it is thought to have genetic and environmental causes. Several genetic markers have been found. Research
Huntington’s disease, also sometimes known as Huntington’s chorea, is a progressive disorder of the brain. It is a genetic disorder and usually is inherited from one generation to the next.
Signs and Symptoms
Huntington’s disease presents in many ways. While
HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the virus that causes HIV infection and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV, if untreated, leads to progressive failure of the immune system. As a result, opportunistic infections and sometimes cancer can attack the body,
Epilepsy is a group of neurological conditions characterized by epileptic seizures. It can affect people of all ages and can lead to significant injury or even death.
There are a multitude of causes of epilepsy. Often, about 60% of
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a condition affecting nerves that control voluntary movement of the muscles. It became well known after affecting the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig. ALS is most often progressive and can affect any
IBD is a term that refers to two distinct diseases called Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn’s disease. Both are autoimmune diseases where the body’s immune system attacks the digestive tract in different areas. Any part of the large intestine may be