• 5 ways to differentiate between convulsive syncope and seizures
    Syncope, also known as fainting, simply occurs when there is an insufficient supply of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Convulsive syncope occurs when ‘fainting’ is paired with movement (or “motor activity”).  On the other hand, a seizure is caused by a sudden, electrical disruption in the brain. It is commonly diagnosed as epilepsy … Read more
  • 5 common reasons for sudden facial asymmetry
    Facial asymmetry refers to one-sided physical or aesthetic differences between the left and right side of the face. If it appears on both sides, it will be symmetric. Acute onset facial asymmetry usually refers to an injury or an impingement to the facial nerve, which is the nerve that is responsible for most of the … Read more
  • 4 differences between bulging and herniated discs
    Back pain can be debilitating! It can cause issues with most daily activities including standing, walking, bending and changing positions. Along with the flu, it is one of the most common and believable reasons for taking a sick day in the U.S. It is also the leading cause of disability worldwide with almost 80% of … Read more
  • 5 main things to avoid if you are at risk of seizures
    A seizure is a sudden, electrical disruption in the brain. Seizures are controlled with medications but when they are recurrent or difficult to control, one could be diagnosed with epilepsy or seizure disorder. Epilepsy is quite common, and it affects nearly 3.5 million people in the United States, including almost half a million children. It … Read more
  • 3 common signs of dilantin toxicity
    Dilantin, also known as phenytoin, is a very popular medication used by physicians for seizure management. It has gained its popularity overtime because it is one of the most thoroughly studied and affordable medications available to the general public. For those diagnosed with epilepsy, it is important to work with a doctor to achieve the … Read more