Sleep disorder is a term for a group of conditions that can impact sleep. These conditions can affect the quality, timing, and duration of a person’s sleep. Inability to get restful sleep can lead to a multitude of other health problems. Some examples of sleep disorders include insomnia, parasomnia, sleep apnea, and sleep-related movement disorders. Common sleep disorder symptoms include having trouble falling asleep, having trouble staying asleep, and excessive tiredness during the day.
Migraines are a type of headache. Typically, they cause pain on one side of the head that may be throbbing or pulsing. Other symptoms, such as nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and weakness may also accompany a migraine. Migraines can have a number of causes, from stress to caffeine or caffeine withdrawal. There can be 4 stages of a migraine, though not everyone experiences them all: prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome. Migraine treatment options commonly include over the counter (OTC) pain medication, medication that balances the chemicals in your brain, preventative medicines, or even devices such as a Single Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) device or a Neuromodulation device.
Neck pain or stiffness can happen for many reasons. Any abnormalities, inflammation or injury to the various bones, ligaments and muscles that make up your neck can cause pain or reduce mobility of your neck. For many people, poor posture is the cause of neck pain. However, a fall or whiplash are also common causes. If neck pain is severe or has lasted more than a week without improvement, medical attention should be sought immediately. While there are many cases where neck pain can heal within a few days, there are still some cases where neck pain indicates a more serious injury or ailment.
Numbness is the loss of sensation in part of the body. Numbness may also be accompanied by another change in sensation, like tingling. Numbness is linked to the nerves. It is often caused by damage, irritation, or compression of nerves. This can be caused by a condition like a slipped disk, carpal tunnel, or even diabetes.
A stroke is caused by the interruption or reduction of blood flow to the brain. This prevents brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells can begin to die in minutes, which makes urgent treatment critical. Symptoms of a stroke include having trouble speaking, paralysis in the face, arm or leg, a severe headache, and more. Treatment for a stroke can include medicine, surgery or other procedures.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain. This can be caused by a violent blow to the head or an object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull. The effects of traumatic brain injury could be short-term or long-term depending on the severity of the injury. The symptoms and treatment also depend on the severity of the injury as well. Treatment could include medication, surgery, and rehabilitation.