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Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is pain that is caused by damage to the central or peripheral nervous system. This damage can happen because of a disease process or because of an injury, and can come from the central nervous system (CNS) or peripheral nervous system (PNS). While "normal" pain happens when somethin

Medical Marijuana: The State of the Science

In this comprehensive review of the literature, Dr Michael Schatman discusses the available evidence and current controversies surrounding the use of cannabinoids in medicine.

Adverse Effects of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a medical technique used since the late 1960s to alleviate chronic pain. This is a type of pain that persists, does not improve and in some cases may prevent patients from leading normal lives. According to, approximately 50,000 devices are impl

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis and Effects

Learn about MS, how it affects you, treatments and what to expect. It is always devastating to learn you have a crippling disease, but learning how to deal with it can make it much easier to live with.

Ulnar Nerve Damage Symptoms

One of the three major nerves in the arm is the ulnar nerve. This nerve extends between your collar bone, along the inside of your arm and down to your pinky on the palm side. It is responsible for carrying nerve signals that control hand and forearm movements. There are different conditions that ca

Autism Tests

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of autism tests including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

The Neural Components of Empathy

This neuroimaging study sought to identify the neural basis of empathy by assessing empathic responses to individuals experiencing painful, anxious, and happy events.

Ankle Nerve Damage Repair

Nerves provide sensory input and output for the body. Any damage caused to nerves, such as through trauma or injury, may mildly or severely decrease motor functions and cause debilitating pain. Damage to ankle nerves is particularly debilitating because the ankles are used daily for tasks like walki

Vitamins & Supplements for ADHD

WebMD explains the use of vitamins and supplements in the treatment and management of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Find out what vitamins and minerals as well as other natural supplements can and cannot do when they are used to treat ADHD.

What Happens to the Brain During a Seizure?

A seizure is a quick surge of electrical activity that occurs in the brain and typically affects how a person feels or acts. While some seizures are barely noticed because of the slight effects (a feeling of pins and needles in the thumb for a few seconds), other seizures may be dangerous and scary.

Familial Encephalopathy with Neuroserpin Inclusion Bodies

Familial encephalopathy with neuroserpin inclusion bodies (FENIB) is a rare genetic degenerative disorder affecting the brain and spinal cord,or central nervous system (neurodegenerative disorder). Affected individuals display poor attention and concentration,declining work or academic performance,a

History of Posterior Thoracic Instrumentation

Various modalities of treatment have evolved over centuries in the treatment of spinal column injury, with the earliest methods found in the Edwin Smith papyrus, which dates as far back as 1550 BC.