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Here's How Dystonia Causes Slurred Speech Jun 26th, 2020

The ability to contract your muscles allows you to do everything from stand with stability to exercise, eat, and speak well. When it happens without any intentional prompting, though, it can be highly problematic. This is exactly what happens with dystonia, a condition characterized by involuntary muscle contractions. Our skilled...

What Are Inner Ears and How Do They Affect Balance? May 20th, 2020

The parts of your ears you can’t see are some of the most important. Well-functioning inner ears allow you to maintain a sense of balance and physical stability, which is important for everything from feeling good in general to preventing spills and accidents.  While mild, occasional balance issues aren’t cause...

When You Should Seek Medical Care After an Auto Accident Apr 8th, 2020

Thanks to factors like hectic schedules, congested roadways, and distracted driving, auto accidents have become a major public health concern. And while over 4 million people are injured seriously enough after a car accident to need medical care each year, according to recent statistics, not everyone seeks it soon enough. ...

The Importance of Sleep (and Why You May Not Be Getting Enough) Mar 23rd, 2020

Getting enough restful sleep is one of the most important ways to support your health, yet some 45% of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affects their daily life at least once in a given week. And while most adults in the United States get a decent amount of...

Understanding Epilepsy Feb 12th, 2020

Epilepsy affects roughly 1.2% of people in the United States, making it the fourth most common neurological disorder. Symptoms can start at any age and vary from person to person. In most cases, there’s no clear cause, but factors such as low oxygen at birth, brain tumors, head injuries, stroke,...

Lifestyle Tips to Help Avoid Headache Triggers Jan 9th, 2020

It starts with mild discomfort in your temples or neck. Then it grows to a throbbing pain in one or both sides of your head. You never know when a headache might strike. When it does, it can cause your mood to plummet and ruin your day. If you get...

How to Know if Your Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease Dec 30th, 2019

You probably expect some age-related forgetfulness as your loved one ages. But it can be hard to tell what’s normal and what might be more serious. At Michigan Neurology Associates & PC, we understand the worry and fear this can cause.  To facilitate a better understanding of the signs and...

What You Can Do Now to Prevent a Stroke Later in Life Nov 1st, 2019

A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. It is one of the main causes of death, and it’s the leading cause of long-term disability among Americans. Most people think a stroke will never happen to them, but if it does, they often regret not making...

If You Suffer from High Impact Chronic Pain, Consider PRP Therapy Oct 8th, 2019

High Impact Chronic pain is pain that has lasted 3 months or longer and is accompanied by at least one major activity restriction, such as being unable to work outside the home, go to school, or do household chores. These people report more severe pain, more mental health problems, and...

What Causes a Balance Disorder (And What Can I Do About It)? Sep 3rd, 2019

If you often have bouts of dizziness or the room starts spinning, you could have vertigo or another type of balance disorder. This can be frustrating, frightening, and even dangerous if it happens when you are standing, moving, or driving. Balance disorders have many causes, and a doctor specializing in...

When Your Migraine Warrants a Visit to Your Pain Management Specialist Aug 12th, 2019

More than 30 million people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraines bring symptoms that can be almost unbearable. If you suffer from these neurological events, you may feel severe throbbing pain, usually on just one side of your head. You may also have nausea, vomiting, and extreme light...

Living With and Managing Chronic Headache Pain Jul 9th, 2019

You’ve tried to “tough it out” when it comes to the all too frequent headaches you endure. The incessant pain and pounding are enough to drive anyone mad. Don’t allow yourself to reach the end of your rope before you seek help. Our team at Michigan Neurology Associates (MNA) has...

Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Now to Prevent Strokes in the Future Jun 18th, 2019

Perhaps you have a family history of stroke, or you might not have practiced the best health habits over the years. There’s still good (and empowering) news that you need to know: You can change the course of your future health and take the reins of the many factors that...

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease May 1st, 2019

As you get older, you may worry about developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive and irreversible brain condition that causes people to lose their memory. But it’s not just memory that Alzheimer’s affects: This disease also destroys thinking and learning skills, speech, and the...