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Richard Grant Hunter

Neurologist

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51 years Experience
Richard Grant Hunter
  • University of Virginia
  • Accepting new patients

swelling in legs

It is normal for fluid to accumulate in your feet. But your body has mechanisms to keep it under control. Most important is exercise which pumps the fluid out of you legs for READ MORE
It is normal for fluid to accumulate in your feet. But your body has mechanisms to keep it under control. Most important is exercise which pumps the fluid out of you legs for elimination. This is much harder to do if your muscles are weak and smaller from your Muscular Dystrophy.

Elastic leg bandages help prevent the swelling. Elevation of the legs helps your body pick up the fluids. If you can't vigorously exercise your legs,, you will need a family member to learn from a therapist, how to pump your legs in exercise for you.

Your neurologist may want to give you a diuretic as well, but it needs to be carefully managed. Good luck. Best results from trying hard and never giving up!

My father has been urinating less since his stroke. What is the connection between the two?

Really need more information for a good answer. A number of possibilities including fluid retention from the stroke, lack of exercise from the stroke preventing mobilization of READ MORE
Really need more information for a good answer. A number of possibilities including fluid retention from the stroke, lack of exercise from the stroke preventing mobilization of excess fluid in the body, decreased fluid intake due to impairment of thirst or drive, and hormonal damage in the brain from the stroke, to name a few. Suggest you carefully observe what has changed in his behavior. Then present this to his physician & see what he can make of it.

After a stroke, my husband is unable to speak clearly. What should I do?

Find a speech therapist that treats a lot of stroke patients. The longer you wait, the less chance of recovery he has. Much will depend on where the stroke was in his brain. READ MORE
Find a speech therapist that treats a lot of stroke patients. The longer you wait, the less chance of recovery he has. Much will depend on where the stroke was in his brain. Persistent effort pays off. Needs a lot of help with his homework doing this as well. Good luck.

What causes sudden shocks in the body for some people?

We need to define the symptom better. Does it feel electrical? Painful? Vibrational? Each of these is a clue. Location is key in sorting this out. Usually not serious but READ MORE
We need to define the symptom better. Does it feel electrical? Painful? Vibrational? Each of these is a clue. Location is key in sorting this out. Usually not serious but can be. Beware of increasing frequency & severity. Hopefully his Family Physician can sort this out & get him to the appropriate specialist.

I am experiencing twitching in my eyes. Is it a neurological problem?

It can be. The problem is usually handled by a neurologist or ophthalmologist. It can reflect a neurologic movement disorder. Sometimes it can be an eye irritation. Suggest seeing READ MORE
It can be. The problem is usually handled by a neurologist or ophthalmologist. It can reflect a neurologic movement disorder. Sometimes it can be an eye irritation. Suggest seeing a neurologist first to sort it out.

Best wishes.

Why does my head have pain around noon?

If there was nothing complicated about your delivery, I doubt it is serious. But you will need a neurologist to sort it out. It could be a number of things from an unusual migraine READ MORE
If there was nothing complicated about your delivery, I doubt it is serious. But you will need a neurologist to sort it out. It could be a number of things from an unusual migraine from stress to a post epidural headache that will require treatment. Start with your obstetrician, who knows your case, to get pointed in the right direction.

I am 27 years old. I have been having dizziness for the last week. Could it be a brain tumor?

I doubt a brain tumor. Unfortunately dizziness has many causes. The associated headache suggests it may be neurologic in origin. Usually it is something benign but you will need READ MORE
I doubt a brain tumor. Unfortunately dizziness has many causes. The associated headache suggests it may be neurologic in origin. Usually it is something benign but you will need to see a neurologist or ENT physician to get it sorted out. Good luck.

Can autism ever be cured?

Unfortunately there is no cure at the moment. Strides are being made and I feel great improvement in control of symptoms will come in the next few years. Hopefully, sometime READ MORE
Unfortunately there is no cure at the moment. Strides are being made and I feel great improvement in control of symptoms will come in the next few years. Hopefully, sometime later there will be regimens for complete control. Keep him under observation with a neurologist or psychiatrist that is also an Autism Doctor to be sure he gets treated as new treatments come along. It will take great effort and dedication on your part but the effort pays off and things get easier in time. Best wishes.

Can taking painkillers for a long time impact the CNS?

I'm not sure what is causing your back pain, so it is hard to say. If acute, the need will pass before there is much chance of addition. If permanent, get off the narcotics, which READ MORE
I'm not sure what is causing your back pain, so it is hard to say. If acute, the need will pass before there is much chance of addition. If permanent, get off the narcotics, which don't work very well. Get on anti-neuralgia drugs. These are effective if started early enough and in adequate doses, without fear of addiction. Uncontrolled neuralgia can travel up your spinal cord to your brain. PREVENTION is key here.

Best of luck.

Is nerve pulling common in diabetic patients?

She needs a diagnosis to be sure. Long term Diabetics often get a Diabetic Neuropathy. It can be mild or severe. The "pulling" suggests it is moderately severe and can deteriorate READ MORE
She needs a diagnosis to be sure. Long term Diabetics often get a Diabetic Neuropathy. It can be mild or severe. The "pulling" suggests it is moderately severe and can deteriorate to significant very painful nerve pain. There are 2 approaches. One is rigid diabetic control. The other is neuralgia control with anti neuralgia drugs. Good luck!

I've been suffering from migraines for the past 3 years. What should I do?

There are many reasons for persistent migraines. Most important is lifestyle. Patients with migraine tend to be overly conscientious and hard driving. They overdo on assignments, READ MORE
There are many reasons for persistent migraines. Most important is lifestyle. Patients with migraine tend to be overly conscientious and hard driving. They overdo on assignments, then, when they can let down afterwards, the migraines come on. Avoiding excessive driving prevents this. Another is the trigger category. You have to see what triggers you have: foods, drinks, movements, stresses, etc. Then avoid them. Don't try to suffer through. Another is unconscious sabotage of their medicines. Meds felt to be not needed until too late, wrong meds taken, don't take meds as ordered when taken! Accomplish these 3 things & you will be amazed. Take meds exactly as prescribed. Avoid narcotics - they usually don't work or can cover up the pain without addressing the underlying inflammation. Get a good neurologist to pick the meds you need.

Good luck!

What causes issues in the nervous system? How is it treated?

He probably has a peripheral neuropathy which usually affects the extremities first and most severely. There are many causes. Diabetes is probably the most common. Treatment READ MORE
He probably has a peripheral neuropathy which usually affects the extremities first and most severely. There are many causes. Diabetes is probably the most common. Treatment depends on the particular cause.

What neurological problems can be associated with memory loss and confusion?

Many disorders can cause these symptoms. But it could be a cognitive impairment, a memory disorder, or a mild delirium. Would get a neurologist to sort this out. Good luck.

I am hallucinating in bed at night. Is it a serious problem?

Some hallucinations can be benign, but as a general rule, something is going on that needs to de defined and treated. Disorders can range from retinal disease, to neurologic disorders READ MORE
Some hallucinations can be benign, but as a general rule, something is going on that needs to de defined and treated. Disorders can range from retinal disease, to neurologic disorders to psychiatric disorders. Start with your internist.
Good luck.

Could memory loss be a side effect of schizioaffective disorder?

Unlikely. Much more likely is that you have a secondary Schizoaffective Disorder from brain disease. Psychiatric Schizoaffective Disorder unlikely to affect memory. Doubt Zyprexa READ MORE
Unlikely. Much more likely is that you have a secondary Schizoaffective Disorder from brain disease. Psychiatric Schizoaffective Disorder unlikely to affect memory. Doubt Zyprexa would be the cause. But anything is possible with a strong medicine like this. Consult the physician who prescribed the Zyprexa and see if your timeline changed when the med was started

Is there a treatment for multiple sclerosis or is it just about managing the condition?

There are many good treatments for multiple sclerosis. But they tend to control the condition, not cure it.

What are the first steps in treating seizures?

Depends on what kind of seizures he is having. Basically, he needs first aid until the ambulance arrives. This includes lying him on his stomach with his head to the side so that READ MORE
Depends on what kind of seizures he is having. Basically, he needs first aid until the ambulance arrives. This includes lying him on his stomach with his head to the side so that he does not aspirate anything into his lungs. Tongue should be in the mouth to avoid his biting it seriously. Protect his limbs from striking anything that might cause damage to them. Usually, pulse and respirations aren't affected, but keep an eye on them.

My sister is having a lot of headaches that aren't subsiding with any medicine. What should we do?

There are many kinds of headaches. She needs a neurologist to sort this out & get her on the right medicines. Good Luck!

My friend recently died of a stroke, could it have been prevented?

The answers depend on his age and medical problems. About 80% of strokes come without any warning. Usually patients with stroke are admitted to the hospital. However current READ MORE
The answers depend on his age and medical problems. About 80% of strokes come without any warning. Usually patients with stroke are admitted to the hospital. However current guidelines are to try and remove the clot if the stroke occurred within the previous 5 hours & it was due to a clot and not a hemorrhage. Things are starting to get better and some stroke centers will try and remove the clot up to 24 hours. It will be easier to prevent future strokes now that the problem has declared itself. Good Luck!

My sister is having a lot of headaches, which are not subsiding with any medicine. What should we do?

Most headaches are controllable. She needs a neurologist to sort this out.