Our resources provide a wealth of evidence-based information about diagnosing and living with various nervous system disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. From exercise therapy, to foods to avoid, learn more below.
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After suffering a stroke, your speech may be unclear depending on which part of your brain was damaged. Better quality research is needed to learn more about how this condition affects people who are recovering from a stroke. This resource includes a personal story from Annette.
Bell's palsy is a condition that weakens the muscles on one side of your face. A drooping of the eyelid or the corner of the mouth are common signs. Most people recover completely. Getting treatment quickly can help speed your recovery.
Neuropathy is the medical term for nerve damage, a common complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Controlling blood sugar, taking care of your feet and pain management are three treatment priorities.
Poor circulation, nerve damage, and skin dryness are common complications in diabetes patients. Quitting smoking, regular foot exams and wearing properly fitted shoes are all important ways to prevent complications.
Exercise and speech therapy can help relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in addition to medication. These therapies aim to improve patients’ movement, speech, mental health and independence in daily life.
Parkinson disease is a movement disorder. Medication, education, exercise (such as Tai Chi, swimming, walking), physical and speech therapy, and diet changes may help ease or manage symptoms. Details in this resource.
The development of foot ulcers is a common issue in people with diabetes. Practicing good foot care and getting your feet checked regularly by a health professional such as a doctor or a podiatrist can help with prevention. If you do develop a foot ulcer, treatments may include protective dressings, medication, special shoes, and surgery.
This patient decision aid helps people with severe carpal tunnel syndrome decide on whether or not to have surgery by comparing the benefits, risks, and side effects of both options. Alternative options to surgery such as using rest, ice, medicine, wrist splints, and new ways to do some tasks are also outlined.
Parkinson's disease affects nerve cells in the brain, making body movements more difficult. Symptoms include: tremor (shaking or trembling), stiff muscles, slow movement and issues with balance or walking. Medications, exercise, a healthy diet and physical therapy can help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
Muscle relaxants are used to help reduce or prevent muscle spasms and sometimes anxiety, insomnia or seizures. Only use them when prescribed by your doctor. Muscle relaxants have a number of side effects.
More than 1 million people in North America - mostly older adults - have been diagnosed with Parkinson disease, which affects the brain's ability to control movement. This resource includes details about symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis.
Shingles is a painful condition that can attack anyone who has ever had chicken pox, but is most likely to strike older adults and others with weakened immune systems. Vaccines are available that cut the chance of getting shingles. Is vaccination worth it? Dr. Mark Loeb provides a professional view and shingles patient Jean shares her personal experience.
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