Lumbar Puncture

A spinal tap/lumbar puncture is performed in your lower back, in the lumbar region. During lumbar puncture, a needle is inserted between two lumbar bones (vertebrae) to remove a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. Information gathered from a lumbar puncture can help diagnose: Serious bacterial, fungal and viral infections, including meningitis, encephalitis and syphilis Bleeding around the… Read More Lumbar Puncture

Neuropsychological Evaluation: What 3 years of seizures did to my brain

A neuropsychological evaluation is a series of tests that evaluate how a patient is doing in mental and physical aspects of life like: intelligence, executive functions (such as planning, abstraction, conceptualization), attention, memory, language, perception, sensorimotor functions, motivation, mood state and emotion, quality of life, and personality styles – med.unc.edu For me, it was a pretty generalized… Read More Neuropsychological Evaluation: What 3 years of seizures did to my brain