There is a plethora of neurological diseases and conditions that can affect a person’s life. If you believe someone is influencing you, it is in your best interest to be informed and seek help. Below is a list of some neurological diseases and conditions that the Neurological Center for Epilepsy and Seizures can help with.
Epilepsy is a condition in which a person has recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Unprovoked means there is no observable trigger to cause a seizure, they just happen. Recurrent means that the attacks are frequent, specifically that you have at least two unprovoked attacks more than 24 hours apart or that you are at high risk of future attacks.
Epilepsy is actually one of the most common neurological disorders around 2.2 million people in America or about 0.5%. The exact cause of epilepsy has not been determined by doctors and researchers, but possible causes include tumors, damaged neurotransmitters in your brain, and brain damage.
A seizure is an event in which the body starts shaking uncontrollably due to abnormal neurological imbalances in the brain. Misfiring of neurons can cause tremors on both sides of the body, or it can only occur in a specific area. Although seizures are most commonly associated with epilepsy, a seizure does not mean you have epilepsy.
Seizures that are non-epileptic often have a trigger that provokes them. It could be stroke, infection or very high fever causing problems in the brain. It can also be due to an electrolyte imbalance, withdrawal symptoms from addictive substances, or severe brain damage.
Severe headache and migraine
Headaches are a problem that almost all of us are familiar with. Sometimes the pressure and throbbing pain in your brain can be a little more than your usual headache. Headaches are caused by primary or secondary conditions.
Primary headaches occur due to problems directly with your head or neck. This type of headache is caused by muscle tension, chemical changes in your brain, nerve problems, and problems with blood vessels near the surface or base of the brain. Migraines and tension headaches are among the most common primary headaches.
Secondary headaches occur as a result of problems related to another, underlying health condition. The list of health complications that can somehow cause secondary headaches is exhaustive. A short list of some of the complications is a traumatic brain injury, jaw problems, sinusitis, bacterial and viral infections such as the flu or the common cold, or concussion.
To learn more about neurological diseases and conditions, or to schedule a diagnostic appointment, call 732-856-5999.