Someone with essential tremor is troubled by erratic shaking of their arms and hands, which can prevent them doing everyday tasks easily.
The medical term for facial pain is trigeminal neuralgia. The NHS describes this condition as: "[a] sudden, severe facial pain. It's often described as a sharp shooting pain or like having an electric shock in the jaw, teeth or gums."
Headaches are a common neurological disorder that is estimated to be the reason for one-fifth of all UK outpatient referrals.
The neck and back are part of the spine and one tends to affect the other. Most causes of back pain can also lead to neck pain.
Nerve injury, particularly when partial and particularly for certain nerves (such as the median or tibial nerve) can cause what is known as neuropathic pain: such cases are characterised by allodynia (a burning sensation upon light touch or cooling of a particular skin area innervated by the lesioned nerve).
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological brain disorder that affects the cells and nerves responsible for controlling and coordinating movement.
Peripheral nerves make up the wiring that connects the brain to the distant parts of the body. These nerves are necessary for us to walk, talk, touch and breathe. Although the impact of peripheral nerve damage can be diverse and serious, treatment can help, and some peripheral nerve damage does heal.
Small fibre neuropathy is a type of neuropathy affecting small myelinated Aδ and unmyelinated C nerve fibres of the peripheral nervous system which innervate cutaneous structures and contribute to maintenance of the autonomic nervous system.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic condition involving short bursts of pain that affect areas of the face, teeth or inside the mouth. The pain can be anything from a mild ache to severe pain that can be ‘stabbing’, ‘intense’ or ‘shooting’.
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