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What Is Cerebral Palsy? – Andrew Brereton

Spastic Cerebral Palsy. The word ‘spastic’ means ‘stiff’ and so children who have spastic cerebral palsy have a tendency to have stiff muscles. That stiffness may show itself only in one limb, two limbs. Three limbs or four. There are various names for the different combinations of limbs which are affected in all types. I…

What are the Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia?

A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach bulges upward out of your belly and into your chest cavity. There are three main types of hiatal hernia: sliding, paraesophageal, and mixed. A sliding hiatal hernia is the most common type and is generally not a serious condition. Paraesophageal and mixed hiatal hernias may progress…

Cervical Spine Fracture Treatment Information

A fracture (break) of the cervical spine is commonly referred to as a broken neck. Approximately 5-10% of unconscious patients who present to the ED as the result of a motor vehicle accident or fall have a major injury to the cervical spine. Injuries to this region of the spine are frequently a combination of…

Herniated Disc – Ayurveda

A herniated (also called a slipped or ruptured) disc is a fragment of the disc nucleus which is pushed out of the annulus, into the spinal canal through a tear or rupture. Discs that become herniated are usually in an early stage of degeneration. The spinal canal has limited space which is inadequate for the…

What is Neuralgia?

Neuralgia is a general term for nerve pain affecting the peripheral nerves. Neuralgia often results in head and neck pain that is spasmodic, and is an extremely painful disorder that can completely destroy a person’s quality of life. The most common cause of neuralgia is neuritis, an inflammation of the nerves that can be caused…

How to Treat a Pinched Nerve in Your Lower Back

If you suffer from back pain caused by a pinched nerve in your lower back there are a multitude of ways that are safe and effective for providing pain relief. Millions of people across the world suffer from aches and pains on a daily basis. The sad fact is that the majority of these people…

Ouch! Pain in the Neck?

Oh! Pain in the Neck?! Neck pain, at times, can become pain in the neck’ quite literally. People who have experienced neck pain alone know how painful the neck pain can turnout to be. Neck is one of the most flexible regions of the spine, which consists of vertebrae, seven shock absorbing discs, muscles, and…

Acute Wry Neck or Torticollis

Torticollis or an acute wry neck occurs relatively uncommonly and consists of the onset of sudden and severe neck pain which causes the cervical neck muscles to contract reflexly. This leads to the neck being kept in an abnormal posture to minimise pain, a posture known as torticollis. Torticollis is not a diagnosis of itself…

Aphonia Causes Symptoms Information With Treatment

Some voice disorders are idiopathic and may occur due to stress. Vocal abuse (e.g., smoking, drinking excessive caffeine or alcohol, excessive exposure to fumes/toxins, etc.) is another potential cause of aphonia. Fear also is often a concomitant and a contributor. Therapy should first be aimed at correcting those conditions which might produce a disturbance in…

Sore Throat

Sore throat means the inflammation of the pharynx (back of the throat). It occurs  normally when a person has a cold or an attack of influenza. Strep throat is an infection of the pharynx, caused by group A streptococcus bacteria, while sore throat may be a viral or a bacterial infection. Strep throat is common…

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis refers to acute inflammation of the tonsils, which lie, one on each side of the throat. Chronic tonsillitis is a term applied to cases in which there is enlargement of the tonsils accompanied by repeated attacks of infection   The tonsils are situated at the back of your throat – one on the right…

What Are The Causes Of Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is nerve damage.   It creates nerve pain.  When the nerve breaks down due to disease, chemical toxins, trauma, etc., the myelin sheath begins to break down.    This creates a short circuit similar to what happens when a wire loses its insulating cover.   The damage can continue and the symptoms of this damage will get…

Can Diabetes Trigger Mood Swings?

People who suffer from diabetes have many challenges to deal with. Diabetes is disease that influences not only the sufferer but also those around him, as well as his relatives and friends It is an autoimmune disease that spoils insulin-producing cells and can affect everyone not considering gender or age.  But is there any relation…

Dog Rat Poison Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Rat poison is a rodenticide that contains dangerous toxin chemical name bromethalin or warfarin which can cause illness symptoms such as hemorrhaging and internal bleeding inside important organs of dog body. Dog eating poison is a very common case because these dangerous chemical are often left around the areas where dogs can get it easily.…