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Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia

Mar 14, 2010 / 5:00 am

Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder that affects the trigeminal nerve, which runs from the jaw into the face. In trigeminal neuralgia, the nerve function is...

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome

Mar 7, 2010 / 5:00 am

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon), causing cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and...

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy

Feb 21, 2010 / 5:00 am

Peripheral neuropathy refers to damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system. A common symptom is numbness and pain in the hands and feet, often...

Migraines

Migraines

Feb 11, 2010 / 5:00 am

Migraines are severe, chronic headaches that can last for 4 to 72 hours. The frequency with which headaches occur varies from person to person, from several...

Stroke

Stroke

Jan 28, 2010 / 5:00 am

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is reduced or interrupted, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within a few minutes,...

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis

Jan 22, 2010 / 5:00 am

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, where the body's immune system attacks the body’s myelin, the protective sheath that covers the nerve fibers...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Jan 14, 2010 / 5:00 am

Osteoarthritis, sometimes called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in the joints wears down...

Chronic pain

Chronic pain

Jan 7, 2010 / 5:00 am

Chronic pain can be debilitating to live with and can interfere with all aspects of daily life. Pain is generally considered chronic if it lasts six months or...

Sciatica

Sciatica

Dec 23, 2009 / 5:00 am

Winter is the time of year when sciatica and lower back problems seem to be at their worst. The combination of a more sedentary lifestyle, more sitting and less...

Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy

Dec 16, 2009 / 5:00 am

Bell's palsy is a condition where the nerve that controls the facial muscles becomes swollen or compressed, causing sudden facial paralysis or weakness on one...

Anxiety

Anxiety

Dec 9, 2009 / 5:00 am

With stress so common in our lives today, more and more people are suffering from anxiety. Ongoing anxiety can interfere with day-to-day activities and...

Whiplash

Whiplash

Dec 2, 2009 / 5:00 am

Whiplash is a common neck injury that often occurs during rear-end automobile collisions, but it can also occur from other activities such as contact sports or...

Nausea

Nausea

Nov 25, 2009 / 5:00 am

Nausea Nausea is a common ailment with many different causes, from stomach flu, morning sickness and medications to vertigo, motion sickness, migraines,...

Chest pain

Chest pain

Nov 18, 2009 / 5:00 am

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people call for emergency medical help. The first thing that crosses our mind with chest pain is that we may be...

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow

Nov 4, 2009 / 5:00 am

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury that affects the area where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony part of the outside...

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain

Oct 28, 2009 / 5:00 am

Pain and discomfort in the abdomen, the section of your torso between your chest and pelvis, is experienced by everyone from time to time. Abdominal pain can be...

Upper back pain

Upper back pain

Oct 21, 2009 / 5:00 am

The upper back is a section of 12 vertebrae, where the rib cage connects to the spine. Upper back pain can be a common problem for a few reasons, a lot of which...

Leg pain

Leg pain

Oct 14, 2009 / 5:00 am

Leg pain can occur anywhere from the hip down to the heel, and can come in many forms, such as pain that is constant versus intermittent, pain that develops...

Chronic cough

Chronic cough

Oct 7, 2009 / 5:00 am

A cough is our body’s way of responding to irritants in the throat and airways. A cough that persists for long periods of time is not just frustrating, it can...

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

Sep 30, 2009 / 5:00 am

Diarrhea is characterized by loose, watery stools, bloating, and abdominal cramps or pain, as well as more frequent trips to the toilet. Acute diarrhea is...

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