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  • Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disorder that causes problems with muscle movement.

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  • Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is a nervous system disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking movements. It isn’t life threatening but can cause…

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  • Neurofibromatosis

    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder. There are two main types with different symptoms. Learn more about the treatment and…

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  • Neural Tube Defects

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) include several birth defects. They affect a fetus’ spine, spinal cord, or brain from forming…

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  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears in infancy…

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  • Burners

    Burners are minor injuries to the nerves between your neck and shoulder. They send a burning sensation down your arm…

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  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain.

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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure that sends electric currents into the brain. It is used to treat severe mental…

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  • Pituitary Tumors

    The pituitary gland is located in your brain and produces key hormones. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of a…

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  • Upper Limb Spasticity

    Upper limb spasticity occurs when your muscles are constantly shortened and stiff, causing spasms. Learn about the symptoms and treatment…

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be mild, moderate, or severe. Learn about the types of injuries, as well as possible…

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  • Spinal Cord Injury

    Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can be caused by an accident or disease. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and outlook of…

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  • Mad Cow Disease

    Mad cow disease is an extremely rare disease spread by eating beef from a diseased cow. It progresses quickly and…

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  • Cervical Dystonia

    Cervical dystonia is a neurological disorder that affects your neck and shoulder muscles. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

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  • CT Head Scan

    A CT head scan uses special X-ray technology to give your doctor a close-up view of the inside of your…

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