What Is Essential Tremor?

Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. It affects the hands in most cases, but I also can affect the voice, arms, legs, and head. The tremor happens when the person is trying to perform a simple task like buttoning a shirt, putting on makeup or shaving for example. This… Read More What Is Essential Tremor?

A Guide to Auras

You may have heard this term before, it is a pretty broad topic and Aura could mean everything from “psychic phenomenon” to migraine auras. What a lot of people don’t know,  what I didn’t know until my diagnosis, is that auras are a symptom of epilepsy. I have temporal lobe epilepsy so that is my… Read More A Guide to Auras

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