Neurological and Cranial Conditions

Neurological diseases and disorders can have a profound impact on quality of life, your family, and friends. There are a wide range of cranial conditions, and you will find simple and informative articles about many of those conditions in this section.

Every person is different, so symptoms of conditions may present differently for different people. Symptoms also vary depending on the condition, its severity, location, and other factors. Some symptoms may indicate a potentially fatal condition. Immediate medical attention should be sought if any of the following symptoms are experienced:

  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Seizure
  • Weakness of Limbs
  • Dizziness
  • Sudden paralysis
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Burning, numbness, pricking sensations or increased sensitivity to sensation

If a person is suspected of having a neurological or cranial condition, a neurological exam will be done. This involves checking the function of eyes, ears, nose, and muscles. Sensation, balance and coordination are also tested. Mental state and memory are also assessed, and the levels of hormones in the blood are examined. Your doctor will use a variety of tests, like imaging scans, to confirm your diagnosis.