What diseases or disorders affect the nervous system?
Brain and Nervous System. Brain and nervous system problems are common. These neurological disorders include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and stroke, and can affect memory and ability to perform daily activities.
What causes the nervous system to malfunction?
Some serious conditions, diseases, and injuries that can cause nervous system problems include: Blood supply problems (vascular disorders). Injuries (trauma), especially injuries to the head and spinal cord. Mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders, depression, or psychosis.
What are the most common neurological diseases?
Neurologists and neurosurgeons at Norton Neuroscience Institute treat a full range of common neurological disorders.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s disease.
- Back pain.
- Bell’s palsy.
- Birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.
- Brain injury.
- Brain tumor.
- Cerebral palsy.
What are the signs and symptoms of neurological disorder?
Physical symptoms of neurological problems may include the following:
- Partial or complete paralysis.
- Muscle weakness.
- Partial or complete loss of sensation.
- Difficulty reading and writing.
- Poor cognitive abilities.
- Unexplained pain.
- Decreased alertness.