Neurological Blog

doctors reviewing mri scan Bell’s Palsy or Stroke – Which is It?

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Neurological Blog

Bell’s palsy and a stroke differ primarily in their symptoms and what part of the body is affected. If you suffer from Bell’s palsy, you will develop weakness or paralysis over your entire face, whereas a stroke will be confined to the lower part of the face. Additionally, a stroke can cause paralysis and weakness […]

child playing with blocks Signs of Neurological Disorders in Children

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Neurological Blog

Neurological disorders affect the way the brain or nervous system functions with symptoms that vary depending on where the dysfunction occurs. The sooner a neurological disorder is identified, the better it is for your child. Undiagnosed disorders can cause a great deal of difficulty that will seriously lower the quality of life for your child. […]

Girl Suffering from ADHD Neurology & ADHD: What’s the Connection?

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Diagnosis, Neurological Blog, Treatments

ADHD has long been considered a behavioral disorder. Children diagnosed with this disorder have difficulty with impulse control, often have anger outbursts and have issues with attention, which can be the inability to focus or hyper-focus that blocks out everything else. The child finds it nearly impossible to stay still for any length of time […]

Diagram of the Brain What is Tourette’s Syndrome?

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Diagnosis, Education, Neurological Blog, Treatments

Tourette’s Syndrome is a neurological disorder that is thought to affect anywhere from one to ten people in every one thousand. The person with Tourette’s is subject to involuntary physical or vocal movements that are often repetitive in nature. What Exactly is Tourette’s Syndrome? It isn’t completely known what causes Tourette’s Syndrome but research has […]

Foods that help prevent memory loss Can a Better Diet Delay Memory Loss?

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Education, Neurological Blog

Diet and nutrition have long been known to affect your health way beyond just giving you basic nutrition. The role of food in the formation, treatment, and avoidance of disease is becoming increasingly well known. Diet is now known to be a huge factor in health, and you can use this to your advantage by […]

Boy with concussion in New York City Why You Should See a Neurologist About Your Concussion

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Diagnosis, Education, Neurological Blog

Head injuries occur in a range of different situations. A fall, if you hit your head on something, playing contact sports like football or hockey, or a car accident. Most of the time, you find a small bump or slight tenderness and you might not give it a second thought. Unfortunately, this could lead to […]

Neurologists at work in New York city Conditions That Require Treatment By a Neurologist

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Diagnosis, Neurological Blog, Treatments

Those suffering from pain, muscle weakness and other neurological condition symptoms don’t have to continue to endure the discomfort and inconvenience. The treatments available today are more effective than ever at relieving the symptoms. An NYC resident may seek out the assistance of a neurologist to achieve a better quality of life. A neurologist is […]

A patient with sciatica in New York City Sciatica Treatment Using Sacroiliac Joint Injections

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Neurological Blog, Treatments

Have you developed pains around your lower back area? Maybe around your hips, especially when you sit down? These symptoms can be a serious concern for most, as you may be experiencing symptoms of sciatic pains. Sciatica is a serious condition and requires medical attention if pains around your lower back area or hips persist. […]

Woman with a pinched nerve in NYC What is a Pinched Nerve and How Can I Treat It?

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Diagnosis, Neurological Blog, Treatments

What is a Pinched Nerve? Nerves are bundles of fibers that transmit messages throughout the body. Sometimes a person may experience a pinched nerve, also known as a nerve compression. A pinched nerve may vary in severity, meaning some individuals experience a slight amount of numbness temporarily while others experience more intense, consistent pain. A […]

Woman suffering from carpal tunnel in New York What Measures Can I Take to Prevent Carpal Tunnel?

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Education, Neurological Blog

Many individuals, particularly those who spend a significant amount of time involved in activities that involve repetitive or forceful wrist or hand movements, deal with carpal tunnel syndrome. Some of the common activities that may increase the risk for carpal tunnel include working with tiny instruments, using a sander, knitting, driving, and using a computer. […]


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