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Any way to hurt the cerebral cortex besides alcohol?

Any way to hurt the cerebral cortex besides alcohol?

Cerebral: Illicit drugs, toxins, metabolic such as diabetes, vascular such as uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

Cortex (Definition)

The cortex is the outer part of the brain or gray matter. It covers both the cerebrum and the cerebellum. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cerebral_cortex for more details about the anatomy and ...Read more

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Is it possible to damage your cerebral cortex?

Absolutely: Best way to avoid damage is to exercise, eat healthy, stop smoking, avoid drug abuse, and prevent traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Living with Cerebral Palsy (Checklist)

Maintain a physiotherapy program to develop and retain function
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Wear orthotic devices and braces to improve skeletal development
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Do speech therapy to help with jaw and mouth muscles
Monthly
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Is stimulation a good treatment for the cerebral cortex?

Is stimulation a good treatment for the cerebral cortex?

Yes: We all need stimulation for learning and to maintain social skills and mood. It is expecially important for children, to facilitate learning. Motor stimulation helps to develop pathways for motor control. ...Read more

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Living with Cerebral Palsy (Checklist)

Learn about CP. The more you know, the more you can help your child
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Treat your son or daughter as you would a child without disabilities
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Learn from professionals how to meet your child’s special needs
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Don't be ashamed to ask for help from family and friends
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I've got extreme headaches, loss of balance, memory loss. Had MRI that showed abnormality in cerebral cortex. Treatment? Pain is debilitating!

I've got extreme headaches, loss of balance, memory loss. Had MRI that showed abnormality in cerebral cortex. Treatment? Pain is debilitating!

Need more info: In order to give you a more informed answer, i would need more information about what you mean when you say there is an abnormality in the cerebral cortex. This could benign or something serious. Treatment depends upon the etiology. ...Read more

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Living with Cerebral Palsy (Checklist)

1. Diagnosis at age 2-5 yrs
45min, 4x a year for 5years
2. Get into good rehab routine with PT/OT
30min, 2x a week, forever
3. Seek a good support group
1hrs, weekly, forever
4. Allow your child to grow emotionally, socially
12hrs, daily, forever
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Hot is cold cold is hot pain all over focusing at the cerebral cortex could this be a sign i had a stroke? If no what else can cause this

Not Clear: It seems that you are saying that you have abnormal/unexpected sensations over a part of your head or scalp. The actual cerebral cortex can't been seen(except at surgery) and doesn't have sensation. What you seem to be describing on the scalp sounds like a local peripheral neuropathy. This means there may be some nerves in the scalp that are transmitting abnormal sensations. ...Read more

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