Transverse Myelitis

Posted by Kenny Thoms on April 16, 2014

Transverse myelitis is a rare disease of the central nervous system involving inflammation of one level or segment of the spinal cord. The term myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord; transverse simply describes the position of the inflammation, that is, across the width of the spinal cord. The inflammation causes swelling which can […]

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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

Posted by neuro-admin on February 6, 2014

CIDP is a disease that causes inflammation of the peripheral nerves. (These are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord). This can result in a loss of strength and sensation. Several nerves are involved and it normally affects both sides of the body in a similar way. Symptoms can cause difficulty walking or using a […]

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Posted by neuro-admin on February 6, 2014

GBS is a disease that causes inflammation of the peripheral nerves. (These are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord). This causes weakness in muscles throughout the body. The cause is unknown but it is often preceded by an infection of some kind. It can affect the arms, legs, body and the ability to breathe […]

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Vestibular Dysfunction

Posted by neuro-admin on February 6, 2014

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a mechanical problem that causes brief, intense spells of whirling dizziness or vertigo. Symptoms are triggered by moving the head into certain positions. If diagnosed and treated correctly, a good to excellent recovery can be made. Other vestibular problems can occur and these cause a different pattern of symptoms. A specialist assessment can […]

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Head Injury

Posted by neuro-admin on February 6, 2014

Head injuries can have a significant and varied affect on an individual. Often there can be problems with arm or leg weakness, stiffness and balance. Treatment often includes stretching and strengthening exercises. Improvements in these areas can then be translated into functional benefits like improved walking or the better use of a hand for eating, […]

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