Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood. People who experience ‘migraine with aura’ will have many or all the symptoms of a migraine with aura and additional neurological symptoms which develop over a 5 to 20 minute period and last less than an hour.
About 15-20% of people with migraine get an “aura,” which is a manifestation of neurological symptoms that occurs before a migraine headache. The aura can include visual or auditory hallucinations and disruptions in smell, taste, or touch. Other symptoms may include:
blind spots in the field of eyesight
sparkles or stars
flashing lights before the eyes
numbness or tingling
pins and needles in the arms and legs
weakness on one side of the body
a feeling of spinning
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they're thought to be the result of te...
The Human Spine or Spinal cord has an average length of 43 to 45 cm long and composed of billions of nerve cells. It is actually an extension of the brain and contains nerve cells, called neurons, and bundles of nerve fiber that carry signals to and from the brain. These messages help us to move our body, feel pressure and control vital functions like breathing, blood pressure, bladder and bowels. The majority of spinal cord injuries are due to preventable causes such as falls, road traffic accidents or sports injury. Common causes of spinal cord injury:
41.7% - Fall
36.8% - Road accidents
11.6% - Sports related
4.2% - Lifting / Improper posture
3.3% - Trauma
2.7% - Assault
Doctors classify injuries as either complete or incomplete. In a complete injury, the spinal cord is sufficiently damaged across the whole of its width that there is complete loss of sensation and muscle control below the level of injury.
In an incomplete injury, the injury spreads across...
Shaky hands are commonly referred to as a hand tremor. A hand tremor is not life-threatening, but it can make daily tasks difficult. It can also be an early warning sign of some neurological and degenerative conditions. You should speak with your doctor if you experience hand tremors.
Many people associate shaky hands with Parkinson's disease, but the most common cause of shaking hands is actually essential tremor. It is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in your hands — especially when you do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass or tying shoelaces.Common signs and symptoms are as follows:
Begin gradually, usually on one side of the body
Worsen with movement
Usually occur in the hands first, affecting one hand or both hands
May be aggravated by emotional stress, fatigue or caffeine
Essential tremor isn't life-threatening, but symp...