Neurological Symptoms & Diagnosis

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Understanding Brown-Séquard Syndrome

Brown-Séquard syndrome is a combination of pain sensory loss from one half of the body with weakness and other sensory losses on the other half. Learn more. The nervous system is organized in a funny fashion. Information that comes to and from the...

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An Overview of Transverse Myelitis

Transverse myelitis is a rare neurological syndrome that causes inflammation on both sides of the spinal cord, resulting from damage to nerve cells. Transverse myelitis (TM) is a rare neurological syndrome characterized by inflammation of the spinal...

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Top 7 Most Serious Causes of Back Pain

Most of the time, back pain will either resolve on its own or requires little treatment. Learn when back pain can signify very serious trouble. Approximately 80% of adults in the United States will suffer from back pain at some point....

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7 Disorders of Impaired Consciousness

Learn the definition of consciousness, ways doctors describe consciousness, and seven medical examples of impaired consciousness in patients. A person’s level of consciousness is a measure of how alert and aware they are. Consciousness is a...

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Evaluating Tremors and Their Causes

Learn about the variable causes of tremors, the science behind why they occur, and how they are diagnosed and treated by a neurologist. If anyone looks closely enough at their outstretched hand, they will see a barely noticeable tremor. If someone...

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What to Expect From a Tensilon Test

A Tensilon test is a diagnostic test that can help diagnose myasthenia gravis, a disease of the neuromuscular junction that causes muscle weakness. A Tensilon test is a diagnostic test used to evaluate myasthenia gravis, which is a neuromuscular...

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What to Know About Leg Weakness

Leg weakness is usually the sign of a serious health problem requiring urgent medical attention. Learn about the causes of leg weakness. There are a number of different causes of leg weakness, and while they can be serious, many of them can be...

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What Is a Convulsion?

A convulsion is an episode characterized by erratic movements and impairments of consciousness. Find out what can cause a convulsion. A convulsion is a medical event in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disrupted, causing muscles to...

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