NCS is a test to detect disorder of nerves. This test is indicated if patient has following symptoms:
1)Tingling in hands or feet
2)Numbness in hands or feet
3)Weakness in hands and feet
4)Painless ulcers in extremities
5)Fall of chappals
Neuropathy is very common. Most of us have experienced numbness in feet on sitting with crossed legs. This is due to transient dysfunction of nerves due to pressure. It is normal.
dysfunction of nerves.
Two types of nerves: sensory and motor.
tingling / numbness in hands and feet
weakness in hands and feet
fail of chappals
Treatment should be urgent, else nerve damage can be permanent.
Bell’s palsy is sudden onset facial asymmetry due to dysfunction of facial (7th cranial) nerve. Mostly occurs in young people. Mostly to viral infection. People are afraid whether it is stroke. Remember if u cannot close one eye, then mostly it is bell’s palsy and not a stroke. Urgent treatment of bell’s palsy is necessary to prevent permanent damage.
I often see patients with headache who are worried whether they have a brain tumor. Only 10% patients with brain tumors present with headache. Most other headaches are primary and not serious. However if along with headache there is slurred speech, double vision, weakness in arm or leg, convulsions then there could be brain tumor. Read More
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is the presence of acute thrombosis (a blood clot) in the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain. Symptoms may include headache, abnormal vision, any of the symptoms of stroke such as weakness of the face and limbs on one side of the body, and seizures.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don’t produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine.