Conditions: Brain and nerves

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Absence seizures, also called petit mal seizures, are sudden yet brief losses of consciousness that do not cause any sort of lethargy afterwards. They may be triggered by hyperventilation, and are sometimes mistaken for daydreaming...


Adult normal pressure hydrocephalus is a mild, difficult-to-diagnose type of hydrocephalus, a condition commonly referred to as “water on the brain.” The condition causes an excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in cavities within the brain, called ventricles...


According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that occurs when nerve cells in the brain die...


Amnesia is a loss of memory caused by damage to areas of the brain necessary for processing memories. In some cases, the episode of memory loss is temporary, also known as transient global amnesia...


Back pain is one of the most common conditions people suffer from, with nearly 9 out of 10 adults experiencing it at some point in their lives. Treatment varies case-by-case depending on the type of pain, duration, and cause...


Meningitis is an infection of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Although rare, the bacterial type of meningitis is very serious and can cause brain damage, hearing loss, learning disabilities or even death...


Birth defects and malformations of the brain include neurofibromatosis type 1, tuberous sclerosis and Sturge-weber syndrome. Such defects, malformations and abnormalities of the brain or skull can be mild or severe and may affect brain growth.


A brain or spinal cord tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue within or around the brain.


Cervical disc herniation is a condition similar to a bulging disc, yet far more painful, occurring when the soft padding (discs) between the vertebrae in the neck become misaligned and crack, causing the soft, gel-like material inside (nucleus pulposus) to rupture...


Cervical radiculopathy, or a "pinched nerve," is a type of damage or disease (neuropathy) affecting the root of one or more nerves in the neck region. It causes radiating pain, weakness, numbness, and/or difficulty controlling or using some muscles...