Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that affects thousands of people in the U.S. each year. It causes intense facial pain that can be debilitating to live with day-to-day. While it can occur at any age and in both men and women, it is most common in women over 50.
A seizure is the result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The severity, duration, and presentation of seizures may vary, which can make it difficult to distinguish seizures from other conditions without the help of a neurological specialist.
The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is unknown, but researchers believe that it may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms can include tremors, stiffness, slowed movement, and problems with balance and coordination.
People who experience recurring headaches of any type should seek help from a neurologist for a thorough examination. An accurate diagnosis is critical for effective treatment. Please call Access Neurology for more information.
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition, the hallmark of which is recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy can affect anybody and can occur at any age. Anyone can develop epilepsy, but some people are more at risk than others.
Although less common, vertigo can be a sign of a more serious condition such as a brain tumor. A diagnosis for dizziness or vertigo can be made through a medical evaluation by Dr. Scariano. To learn more, call Access Neurology to schedule an appointment.
About half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. While diabetic neuropathy is common in those with diabetes as the name suggests, it is more common in those who don’t control their blood sugar levels.
Dementia is a general term that describes a wide variety of symptoms affecting one’s cognitive ability. People who suffer from dementia have a variety of different impairments in memory, thinking, and social skills that hinder their day-to-day life.
Despite showing little to no initial symptoms, it is of the utmost importance to speak to a neurologist after a slip or fall. Head trauma, despite the severity, needs to be examined as soon as possible for long-term effects.
Initial symptoms of Bell’s palsy may present similarly to a stroke over the course of 24-72 hours. It is paramount to speak to a medical professional such as a neurologist as soon as you notice symptoms.