Movement Disorders

Ambulation, the ability to move from one place to another, to stand upright and walk to our destination without the risk of falling, is something we take for granted, and later in life or depending on circumstances, it is something we become acutely aware of once the ability is gone.  Clearly movement is limited if…

Perspectives on Pain

“In youth, the absence of pleasure is pain.  In old age, the absence of pain is pleasure.” Or so the adage goes.  I think we recognize there is value in pain.  Without it one may never learn not to stick one’s hand in the fire.  Pain signals dysfunction; something’s wrong.  And the desire to find…

Just Why Doesn’t ADD Add Up?

We can discuss it, debate it, pontificate on it and pulverize the subject into the ground and still not come to any conclusions on the matter. Discussing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), like politics, tends to raise blood pressures, and lose friends.   The child struggling in school, who daydreams, and fails to keep up with…

The Neurologist’s Tools

A doctor’s visit may instill some trepidation even in the bravest among us. There is  always the concern about what the outcome of the visit will bring: either good news or something a little worrisome.  With the advent of so much easily accessible information literally at our fingertips, the visit may actually begin with some…