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What is occipital neuralgia?

Occipital neuralgia is a chronic condition that can significantly impact quality of life. Here, Mr Rahim Hussain, renowned consultant neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon, offers an expert insight into occipital neuralgia, including causes, symptoms, and treatment.

MRI for brain tumours: how does it work?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to generate detailed images of the body's internal structures, and is an integral method for assessing brain tumours. Revered neuroradiologist Professor Sotirios Bisdas explains how MRIs are used to diagnose brain tumours, the difference between malignant and benign tumours, and how MRI results can affect treatment plans.

Living with Parkinson's disease: An expert's guide

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition caused by a lack of dopamine in the substantia nigra (this is in the mid-brain and is responsible for producing dopamine). Dopamine helps the body to function properly and is responsible for the most important bodily functions such as eating, walking and talking. It’s responsible for movement. A lack of dopamine causes tremors, motor problems and difficulty carrying out basic tasks. Dr Tahira Choudry tells us more about Parkinson’s disease and the different stages involved.

A guide to epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. This condition, characterised by recurrent seizures, has multiple causes, as well as presents with a wide spectrum of symptoms. Renowned consultant neurologist Professor Matthias Koepp explores its principal causes, various seizure types, common symptoms and treatment options.

All about sciatica

Sciatica is a commonly occurring type of pain which affects the sciatic nerve. Statistics demonstrate that 13-40% of the UK population will experience sciatica in at some point in their lifetime. Esteemed consultant neurosurgeon Mr Raghu Vindlacheruvu explains everything you need to know about sciatica, including causes, risk factors and the most effective treatment methods.

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