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A to Z of neurological topics

In this section we feature information on a number of tests, treatments and conditions, with links for more information either within this website or on external sites where possible. If you can't find what you're looking for, you may wish to speak with one of our Helpline team who may be able to answer your questions. Send an email to helpline@brainandspine.org.uk or call free on 0808 808 1000.

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    Face pain

     

    See our Face pain booklet


    Fatigue

     

    An overwhelming sense of tiredness or complete exhaustion that does not go away with sleep or rest.

     

    See our Fatigue article


    Fibromyalgia

     

    A condition that causes widespread pain all over the body, and can also cause fatigue, headaches, muscle stiffness, and difficulties with sleeping and concentrating.


    Foramen magnum

     

    The opening at the base of the skull.


    Functional neurological disorder (FND)

    (and non-epileptic attack disorder)

     

    A condition in which people experience neurological symptoms but upon examination and investigation there is no clear physical explanation for them, i.e. damage to the brain or a nerve.

     

    Useful links:

    FNDaction

    FND Hope UK