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Nerve Injury

Nerve Injury: Nerves are fragile and can be damaged by pressure, stretching, or cutting. Injury to a nerve can stop signals to and from the brain, causing muscles not to work properly, and a loss of feeling in the injured area.The nervous system manages a great majority of the functions of the body, from regulating an individual’s breathing to controlling their muscles as well as sensing heat and cold. But, when trauma from an injury or an underlying condition causes nerve injury, an individual’s quality of life may be greatly affected. Dr. Alex Jimenez explains various concepts through his collection of archives revolving around the types of injuries and condition which can cause nerve complications as well as discuss the different form of treatments and solutions to ease nerve pain and restore the individual’s quality of life. For more information, please feel free to contact us at (915) 850-0900 or text to call Dr. Jimenez personally at (915) 540-8444.

Microglial Priming in Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most common types of dementia among older adults. Research studies have demonstrated that… Read More

September 17, 2019

Microglial Priming in the Central Nervous System

Microglial cells make up about 10 to 15 percent of all the glial cells in the human body, which can… Read More

September 13, 2019

Brain Health Benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as photobiomodulation, is the use of low-power lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for treatment… Read More

September 12, 2019

Red Light Therapy for Neurological Diseases

About 6 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and about 50 million people worldwide have dementia.… Read More

September 11, 2019

Light Therapy for Brain Disorders

The human brain is made up of approximately billions of small cells which utilize electrical impulses and chemical signals to… Read More

September 10, 2019

Transcranial Lasers for Cognitive Brain Function

According to research studies, transcranial infrared laser stimulation, as well as other types of transcranial lasers, utilized on frontal cortex… Read More

September 6, 2019

Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections Part 2

Central nervous system, or CNS, infections can be life-threatening if they are not diagnosed and treated early. Because CNS infections… Read More

September 5, 2019

Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections Part 1

The central nervous system, or CNS, plays a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of infection. The CNS is regulated by… Read More

September 4, 2019

Protein Folding and Neurological Disease

We often think of proteins are nutrients found in the food we eat and the main component of muscles, however,… Read More

August 29, 2019

What is Mitochondrial Disease?

Mitochondria are the "energy factory" of the human body. Several thousand mitochondria can be found in nearly every cell. Mitochondria… Read More

August 28, 2019

What is Cerebrovascular Disease?

Cerebrovascular disease is characterized as a group of diseases, conditions, and disorders which ultimately affects the blood vessels and the… Read More

August 27, 2019

What is Cerebral Perfusion Pressure?

Cerebral perfusion pressure, or CPP, is the net pressure gradient which carries oxygen to brain tissue. It is measured by… Read More

August 23, 2019

What is the Role of Glial Cells?

You have probably heard about the "gray matter" of the brain which is made up of cells known as neurons,… Read More

August 22, 2019

Apoptosis in Neurological Diseases

Neural cell death can occur both during the development and throughout the pathophysiology of the nervous system. Two different types… Read More

August 21, 2019

What are Brain Disorders?

The human brain is the human body's control center. It is a fundamental structure in the nervous system, which also… Read More

August 20, 2019

Difference Between AMPA and NMDA Receptors

Glutamate is the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, or CNS, of mammals and it primarily interacts with… Read More

August 12, 2019

5 Ways to Improve Brain Health

Until only several decades ago, neuroscientists believed that the brain stopped creating new neural connections, meaning that your memory starts… Read More

August 9, 2019

Understanding the Life and Death of a Neuron

For many years, most neuroscientists believed we were born with all the neurons we were ever going to carry in… Read More

August 8, 2019

The Annual Cost of Neurological Disease in the US

Neurological diseases are characterized as health issues associated with the brain, the spine, and the nerves which connect them. Neurological… Read More

August 7, 2019

Neurological Health Issues After Auto Injuries

I'm definitely able to do day-to-day stuff a lot easier. It's just like a much happier life with less pain.… Read More

September 14, 2018

The Role of Neurogenic Inflammation

Neurogenic inflammation, or NI, is the physiological process where mediators are discharged directly from the cutaneous nerves to commence an… Read More

July 2, 2018
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