Neurological News: February 2020

Nerve compression syndrome: Definition and treatments Nerve compression syndrome: Definition and treatments
Nerve compression syndrome can develop due to excess pressure on a nerve. It can affect the hands, arms, legs, and other parts of the body.
Written by Beth Sissons | Medical News Today | February 27, 2020.
What to know about Robertsonian translocation What to know about Robertsonian translocation
Robertsonian translocation is the most common form of chromosomal translocation in humans. It means that two chromosomes, the structures that make up a person’s DNA, join together in an abnormal way.
Written by Amanda Barrell | Medical News Today | February 27, 2020.
Nerve flossing exercises Nerve flossing exercises
Nerve flossing targets conditions that involve irritation of the nerves, such as sciatica and piriformis syndrome. Nerve flossing gently mobilizes compressed or irritated nerves through a set of simple exercises.
Written by Beth Sissons | Medical News Today | February 26, 2020.
What to know about a nerve block What to know about a nerve block
A nerve block works by preventing pain signals from reaching the brain. There are permanent and temporary options. Both are generally safe procedures.
Written by Aaron Kandola | Medical News Today | February 25, 2020.
What to know about dyslexia What to know about dyslexia
Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that impairs a person’s ability to read and write.
Written by Yvette Brazier | Medical News Today | February 25, 2020.
What to know about sternocleidomastoid pain What to know about sternocleidomastoid pain
The sternocleidomastoid is a large muscle near the front of the neck. It extends from just under the ear and jaw down to the collarbone. Pain in the sternocleidomastoid can cause neck tenderness and headaches.
Written by Zawn Villines | Medical News Today | February 24, 2020.
What to know about electromyography (EMG) tests What to know about electromyography (EMG) tests
Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic test that measures how well the muscles respond to the electrical signals emitted to specialized nerve cells called motor nerves.
Written by Jamie Eske | Medical News Today | February 19, 2020.
Polyunsaturated fat: Everything you need to know Polyunsaturated fat: Everything you need to know
Polyunsaturated fatty acids are a type of fat in certain foods.
Written by Jennifer Berry | Medical News Today | February 11, 2020.
What are the symptoms of dyslexia by age? What are the symptoms of dyslexia by age?
Dyslexia is a condition that interferes with a person’s ability to develop and use language skills. People tend to associate dyslexia with reading problems, but people with this condition can also have a hard time with some math problems, as well as with writing and pronouncing words.
Written by Danielle Dresden | Medical News Today | February 11, 2020.
What to know about vascular dementia What to know about vascular dementia
Vascular dementia is damage in the brain that occurs due to reduced blood flow. People most often develop vascular dementia following a stroke, but there are several other potential causes and risk factors.
Written by Jon Johnson | Medical News Today | February 6, 2020.