Neurological disorders are diseases ofthe central and peripheral nervoussystem. In other words, the brain, spinalcord, cranial nerves, peripheralnerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervoussystem, neuromuscular junction, andmuscles.
Diseases caused by faulty genes, such asHuntingtons disease and muscular dystrophy Problems with the way the nervous systemdevelops, such as spina bifida Degenerative diseases, where nerve cells aredamaged or die, such as Parkinsons disease andAlzheimers disease Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the brain,such as stroke
There are different types ofneurological conditions thataffect the central and peripheralnervous system. These varioustypes of neurological disorderscan occur due to congenital (bybirth), heredity, trauma, exposure to toxic chemicals, tumors andinfections.
Developmental milestone delay Abnormal head size Lack of coordination Sudden changes in mood orconsciousness Muscle rigidity Tremors or seizures Persistent headaches in olderchildren
Treatments for neurological disorders range fromopen surgeries and minimally invasive surgeries totherapy, rehabilitation, medication, lifestylechanges and preventive measures. Every form oftreatment is specific to the patient’s neurologicalcondition. Complete and early evaluation of theneurological disorder is extremely vital todetermining the best form of treatment in orderto improve the lives of our patients.