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SKULL FRACTURES CAUSES,COMPLICATIONS AND TREATMENT

The first concern in a skull fracture is possible damage to the brain rather than the fracture itself; therefore, the injury is considered a neurosurgical condition. Signs and symptoms reflect the severity and extent of the head injury. Skull fractures may be simple (closed) or compound (open) and may displace bone fragments. They’re also described…

Explanation Of The 4 Types Of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy affects approximately 800,000 children and adults in the United States. CP is a chronic condition that affects body movements and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development, or during infancy. Cerebral palsy was considered a distinct condition in 1861.…

Solution for Bell's Palsy and Facial Paralysis

Named after Sir Charles Bell, a 19th century Scottish surgeon, Bell’s palsy refers to facial paralysis caused by an irritation to the cranial nerve VII (number 7).  It is this nerve that controls most of your facial muscles which include even those that control your smile, blink and wrinkle the forehead. What causes Bell’s palsy?…

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia, or a groin hernia, is a protrusion (lump) of the small intestine or fatty tissue into the groin through a weakness or tear in the abdominal wall. When part of an organ protrudes through an abnormal opening or in an abnormal way, this is called a hernia. A groin (inguinal) hernia occurs…

Reporting 64405 for Third Occipital Nerve Blocks? Think Again

Also, learn what CPT codes you must choose for blocking lesser occipital nerve Physiatrists who administer third occipital nerve blocks must not automatically assume that 64405* (Injection, anesthetic agent; greater occipital nerve) is the most suitable CPT code. Most medical coding consultants recommend reporting 64470-22 in place of 64405 to more precisely define these types…

Ischias: Sciatic Nerve or Sciatica

On average, symptoms will only happen on one side of the body. This is a very common form of back pain, however the term sciatica actually applies to a set of symptoms rather than the diagnosis of what is irritating the nerve. Causes The cause of sciatica is generally the compression of the lumbar spine…

Sudden infant death syndrome

Overview Typically the infant is found dead after having been put to bed, and exhibits no signs of having suffered. SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion. It should only be applied to an infant whose death is sudden and unexpected and remains unexplained after the performance of an adequate postmortem investigation including an autopsy; investigation…

Sore Throat Relief, Get rid of Sore Throat

Sore throat – the most common contagious viral or bacterial infection… a tickling sensation that becomes sore, frustrating and eventually severely painful. Antibiotics can cure only bacterial sore throats but for viral based infections, antibiotics are of no use. However, natural remedies for sore throat can really do wonders with viral based infections. You will…

Peanut Butter for the Diabetic

I am constantly surprised by the number of diabetics who are unaware that simple peanut butter is a great protein source that is beneficial in a diabetics diet.  And once I mention it they usually look at me like I am crazy and say, “but what about fat and cholesterol?”  Remember to eat everything in a…

How To Identify Shingles Without a Rash

Is it possible to develop shingles without a rash? Yes, but this is a rare case. Shingles is a condition which is manifested by painful rashes or blisters which show on one side of the body. It usually lasts for two weeks and can even be prolonged to a month. Most of the time, the…

Hyperpigmentation – Its Causes and Alternatives

Hyper pigmentation refers to skin that has turned darker than normal where the change that has occurred is unrelated to sun exposure. Hyper pigmentation is caused due to excessive production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that is solely responsible for the color of the skin. Hyper pigmentation occurs due to the excessive secretion of…