Category Archives: Diagnosis Defined

Understanding Chiari Malformation

Aronold-Chiari malformation is a form of hydrocephalus that is usually not discovered until adulthood. The reason for this is though it is present from birth, as a rule individuals will not have issues or symptoms until they are grown. Before birth, the posterior fossa does not form properly. Currently this is believed to be a…Continue Reading

Craniofacial Syndromes

Craniofacial Syndromes

We’ve probably all heard of cleft lip or cleft palate. But have you heard of Treacher Collins Syndrome? Hemifacial Microsomia/Goldenhar Syndrome? Apert Syndrome? Craniosynostosis? Pfeiffer Syndrome? Along with cleft lip and palate, these are just a few of the many craniofacial conditions / syndromes that exist. September is Craniofacial Awareness Month. But many ask: what…Continue Reading

What to You Should Know About Hydrocephalus – September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

What to You Should Know About Hydrocephalus – September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

Commonly referred to as water on the brain, hydrocephalus is a condition where an excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up in the brain widening the ventricle spaces, putting potentially harmful pressure on the brain tissue. The ventricular system is made up of four ventricles each connected by narrow passages. In a normal situation, CSF…Continue Reading

Causes, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Causes, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

I am that Mother who has been known to yell, “If you don’t stop bugging your brother you are going to cause me to have a stroke!”  But what do we really know about stokes and do you know that up to 80% of strokes are preventable? Most of us associate a stroke with an…Continue Reading

What is SPD – An Overview Sensory Processing Disorder, How to Recognize It, and What To Do About It

What is SPD – An Overview Sensory Processing Disorder, How to Recognize It, and What To Do About It

The boy that whirls and spins.  The girl who covers her ears when the lawnmower outside begins.  Those who crash against walls, seemingly constantly bouncing off… well… everything.  Kiddos who “mouth”, scratch at tags, refuse shoes, fall over seemingly nothing, who are loose in their limbs and unsteady on their feet.  These are all examples…Continue Reading