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Recurrent headaches for 3 weeks. What's the cause?

I'm a 30-year-old male, and for the past three weeks, I have been experiencing recurrent headaches. I can't sleep at night because of it, and ibuprofen sometimes works, but they...

Could my son have a pinched nerve?

My son has neck and head pain almost every day. Can it be caused by pinched nerve? Do we need to do an MRI scan to confirm a diagnosis?

How does high blood pressure cause a stroke?

My grandmother's doctor cited that she had her stroke because of her blood pressure, which has always been really high. But I'm not understanding the connection well. How does...

Why is my 6-year-old getting migraines?

My 6-year-old is complaining about migraines, and it's a little concerning. Well, she's not calling them migraines, but they sure seem like that. She often cries when she gets...

Are all brain tumors removable?

My baby cousin was lucky--he had a Grade I brain tumor and the doctors were able to remove it. It didn't spread to other cells or grow out of control. I know that some people...

How will an occupational therapist?

My grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and her doctor actually referred her to an occupational therapist to help her with her symptoms. What kind of activities...

How is Alzheimer's diagnosed with a PET scan?

My grandmother didn't do well on her memory test, and her doctors want to see if she has Alzheimer's disease by using a PET scan. How is Alzheimer's diagnosed through a PET?

How is a brain tumor diagnosed?

After experiencing chronic migraines, and sometimes blurred vision, my doctor suggested that this could be due to a brain tumor and has recommended me to a neurologist to look...

Do stroke patients have a large risk of vascular dementia?

My grandmother had a stroke over a year ago, and I'm noticing some symptoms that are a little concerning. Her personality has completely changed (the stroke did take a toll on...

Is Contrave safe for weight-loss?

My psychiatrist prescribed me Contrave to help with weight loss, after I showed some progress with my diet and exercise. Is this a safe medication? I heard that this medication...

How well does spinal manipulation work for sciatica?

I can't take my sciatica pain any more. I heard that spinal manipulation may actually help it, while researching online, but I'm not really sure. Is it an effective treatment?...

Is it possible to die from a stroke?

I understand that strokes are an emergency situation. But what happens if it isn't caught early? Can you die from one? How quickly do you need to treat a stroke before it has...

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

My son's complaining of a headache and has been having issues falling asleep. He's also a little bit disoriented. This started over the weekend, after his wrestling match. I...

My son is slurring his words after a neuroendoscopy.

After having a neuroendoscopy for hyrdrocephalus, my son is now slurring his words days after the procedure. Is this a common side effect o the surgery? Would this pass on its...

What can be done for my sciatica?

I have a sharp shooting pain along my thigh, and I think this is my sciatica causing me to have several issues. It hurts so much that I can barely walk some times. I need to...

Drinking himself into unconsciousness

My husband is an alcoholic. After years of treatment, counseling and AA meetings he has stopped drinking. Or so I thought. I find empty, hidden liquor bottles plus most nights...

What does a biopsy for a brain tumor involve?

My friend's daughter has a brain tumor and they're going to perform a biopsy to see whether or not it's cancerous. What does a biopsy typically involve, especially if the patient...

Do I need lifelong physiotherapy for sciatica?

I have sciatica and I am currently undergoing physiotherapy. Will it need to be a lifelong therapy?

Can stroke be identified early in a person?

Are there any early signs and symptoms of a stroke?

My father has been diagnosed with an infection in the brain. What will be the treatment for this?

My father has been diagnosed with an infection in the brain. Are antibiotics sufficient to treat these infections? What will be the ideal course of treatment?

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