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Epilepsy and Seizures
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. Epilepsy may sometimes cause convulsions, muscle spasms and loss of consciousness. Epilepsy has many possible causes any of which can lead to seizures. Epilepsy may develop as an imbalance of nerve signaling chemicals called neurotransmitters, because of an abnormality in brain wiring or some combination of these and other factors. Brain scans and EEG's are the most common diagnostic tests for epilepsy.

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Migranes
Migraine headaches may present as severe throbbing pain in one area of the head that may be accompanied by sound sensitivity, light sensitivity and nausea. Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraine headaches than men. People with migraines tend to have recurring attacks triggered by many different stimuli. Investigators now believe that migraines are caused by inherited abnormalities in genes that control the activities of certain cell populations in the brain.

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Stroke
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a portion of the brain is suddenly interrupted . When this occurs, brain cells die because they no longer receive the oxygen they require to function properly. The symptoms of a stroke include sudden weakness or numbness particularly on one side of the body; trouble speaking or understanding speech; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden loss of balance or coordination; or sudden severe headache. Ischemic strokes occur when a blood vessel supplying the brain becomes blocked. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when there is bleeding into the brain.

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Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an urge to move them continuously in order to get relief. The disease generally presents with symptoms that are described in the following manner: Burning, creeping, tugging, or like insects crawling inside the legs. The sensations may be mildto quite painful.

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Pain Management
Pain is more than just a discomfort. It can be described as an emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. It propagates within the sensory nervous system but can physical implications throughout the body.

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Sleep Disorders
Each year, millions of Americans suffer from sleep disturbances, which can have important ramifications on a personís daily life. Sleep disorders can impact mood, interpersonal relationships, occupational function, ability to operate vehicles, and even medical illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

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