The Vagus Nerve: An explainer of the tenth cranial nerve and its clinical implications

The Vagus Nerve: An explainer of the tenth cranial nerve and its clinical implications

Vagus nerve stimulation is a treatment that has been occasionally used to treat epilepsy, treatment-resistant depression, and even Alzheimer’s dementia. Are you familiar with this unusual treatment? Are you familiar with the vagus nerve? Though it’s not commonly known, it’s a critical part of your nervous system and has many potential clinical implications. Let’s chat about the vagus nerve and vagus nerve stimulation, but first, some background and context.

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Four Types of EEGs

Four Types of EEGs

EEGs – or electroencephalograms – are used to diagnose many neurological conditions. Depending on the condition, your health care provider may order one of four different types of EEGs.

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