Tension headache, the most common headache

Tension headache affects up to 70-80% of the population at some point in their lives. Almost everyone has experienced it, and it is related to episodes of fatigue, overload, and emotional stress. It is usually an occasional pain that subsides spontaneously or responds to analgesics. Therefore, it is rare to consult a doctor, as it … Read more

Epilepsy Tips and Explanation

Dr. Bhathal is a recognized specialist in Neurology and Child Neurology in Barcelona, with extensive experience in the prevention and treatment of epilepsy. His extensive training includes several specialization studies in different areas of Neurology, as well as a Fellowship in Epilepsy at the MontrĂ©al Neurological Institute (Canada). Why does epilepsy occur? Epilepsy is a … Read more

Why does neuropathic pain occur

What are the causes of neuropathic pain? Neuropathic pain is caused by direct damage to structures of the nervous system. The most frequent is when the peripheral nervous system is damaged: the nerves and nerve roots. These can be damaged by compression (herniated disc, carpal tunnel syndrome, pelvic floor pain), but also by a multitude … Read more

How do migraine headaches occur?

How do migraine headaches occur? Migraine pain is caused by vasodilation of the arteries of the meninges (a thin tissue lining the brain). Migraine aura is caused by changes in the cerebral cortex. These two phenomena (pain and aura) are generated by the stimulation of certain neuronal nuclei in the brain stem. These are usually … Read more

When is a person considered to be suffering from insomnia?

We can differentiate between acute insomnia and chronic insomnia. Likewise, between insomnia of conciliation and insomnia of maintenance. Each type has a different study and treatment. We must also consider that not all people have the same sleep needs, but in general, we consider chronic insomnia when there is difficulty sleeping more than 3 days … Read more

8 out of 1000 people need to be treated for epilepsy

Epilepsy is described according to the ILAE (International League Against Epilepsy) as a “disorder of the brain characterized by a permanent predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological and social consequences of this condition”. The term Epilepsy derives from the Greek concept epilambanei, which means “to take by surprise” and thus … Read more

Acquired Brain Injury: general concepts to take into account

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is the consequence or result of a brain injury that appears suddenly after birth. It has multiple causes, and depending on where the damage is located, different physical, psychological or perceptual sequelae may appear. At the same time, it should also be taken into account that the damage does not affect … Read more

Industrial Chemical Derivatives and Child Neurodevelopment

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals capable of altering the hormone system, in humans or animals. All people are exposed to chemicals that can disrupt the hormone system and cause numerous health problems with irreversible effects. DEQs can increase the risk of childhood diseases by altering hormone-mediated processes that are critical for growth and development … Read more

Neurofeedback: boosting your brain functions

Our brain is in charge of everything from our psychology, our mental health as well as all parts of the organism. If trained, we can achieve better concentration, attention and memory. What is Neurofeedback? It is a method used to measure brain activity. The brain waves that are emitted from the brain activity, allow to … Read more