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Neurological Symptoms and Diagnosis

Neurological symptoms can point to a variety of conditions affecting the brain or nerves. Learn about diagnostic tests you can expect so you can work with your doctor to reach a specific diagnosis.
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What Is Ataxia?
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What You Need to Know About Nerve Pain in the Hands
Brain imaging studies may require you to be still for up to an hour
Diagnostic Imaging Tests Used to Evaluate Brain Disease
Chorea is a type of involuntary muscle movement
Understanding Chorea: A Type of Involuntary Movement
Tardive dyskinesia can cause distress in public places
Tardive Dyskinesia Is a Movement Disorder Due to Neuroleptic Use
Doctor performs neurological exam with senior patient
What Is a Neurological and Cognitive Exam?
Man in a hospital gown consulting with his doctor
Everything You Need to Know About Transverse Myelitis
Vertigo
How Being Dizzy All the Time Could Be a Neurological Disorder
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What Is a Convulsion?
Woman wrapped in blanket drinking tea
Different Diseases Can Cause Cold Intolerance
Man having leg checked out by doctor.
Leg Weakness Can Be a Sign of a Serious Medical Issue
Girl with Rett Syndrome
Rett Syndrome and How to Treat it
Woman holding her hand pain from using computer
Nerve Compression Is a Common Culprit of Thumb Numbness
Doctor examining CT scan on digital tablet
Should You Worry About Spots on Your MRI?
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Conditions That Must Be Met Before a Brain Death Diagnosis Can Be Made
Chiropractor performing a Median NCV electrotherapy
Understanding Your Electromyography Results
A patient is loaded into an MRI machine.
Should I Go for an MRI or CT Scan?
stroke symptoms
Ways to Recognize a Stroke (And What You Can Do About It)
How a Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Affect Your Body
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Finding the Cause of Weakness
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Overview of Elevated Intracranial Pressure
The Damaging Effects of CTE
Woman resting her head on her hand
Understanding Dizziness as a Side Effect of Medications
Doctor listening to a woman's lungs
Diagnosing Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Woman with head down, man asleep in foreground
Will Someone With Impaired Consciousness Go Back to Normal?
Ouch...My butt hurts Shot of a businessman rubbing his aching back while sitting at his desk in front of his computer
7 Serious Causes of Back Pain
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Vitamin Deficiencies That Can Damage the Spine
Woman during the medical examination with neurologist
Causes and Terms for Ataxia
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If Words Have Colors Then You Could Have Synesthesia
Ear nose & throat, woman
What Are Olfactory Disorders and What Causes Them?
MRI
How Does a Functional MRI Machine Work?
close-up of holding hands
Hand Tremor Causes and Treatment
A Distraught Senior Man Suffering From a Migraine
Could Your Dizziness Be a Medical Problem?
Woman rubbing mans head to help Lhermitte's sign
Lhermitte's Sign: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Newborn with Mom in NICU
Ins and Outs of a Rare Genetic Condition: Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia
Female patient having eye tested in hospital
Shrunken Pupil and Drooping Eyelid: Might Be Horner Syndrome
Doctor looking at brain scans
What Is Cerebral Hyperperfusion Syndrome?
Woman scratching her arm
Neurological Itches and Why Scratching Doesn't Help
Examination for neuropathy or nerve pain.
Distinguishing Nociceptive Pain From Neuropathic Pain
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Why Are They Testing My CSF With a Lumbar Puncture?
View of boy's back, close-up on spine
The Disease That Causes Sudden Paralysis in the Young
SPECT Scanner.
What to Expect When Undergoing a SPECT Scan
patient in the emergency room with signs of internal bleeding
What Are the Symptoms of Internal Bleeding?
Woman holding her head
4 Unusual Causes of Chronic Dizziness
Meningitis brain scan
Can Your Brain Really Grow Mold?
woman touching painful wrist
How to Treat Symptoms of a Radial Nerve Injury
Doppler test of a carotid. The doctor studies the carotid artery. France
3 Ultrasound Techniques Used in Neurology
A man's hand reaching towards a wall of green ivy, in Seattle,. Washington.
What Are the Different Types of Tremors?
Salt Shaker on table
Low Sodium Is a Rare Problem
Human nerve cells
How the Autonomic Nervous System Works
A Young girl hooked up to an EEG machine
Pseudoseizures Are Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
Man rubbing head at home
Transient Global Amnesia Causes and Symptoms
Man with back pain
The Root of Neck and Back Pain Can Be From Spinal Nerves
Tensilon test
What to Expect From a Tensilon Test
brain scan
The Role of an fMRI in Monitoring Brain Activity
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How Brain Death Is Diagnosed With Confirmatory Testing
Childs spinal cord cross-section
Understanding Brown-Séquard Syndrome
Woman's hand holding her sore foot
How to Treat the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
A doctor monitoring a patient in ICU
What Doctors Tend Worry About the Most in the Neuro-ICU
Woman sitting on bed rubbing neck, eyes closed
This Is Your Brain on Pain