Other Neurological Conditions

What are neurological disorders?

Q: What are neurological disorders and how many people are affected by them?

A: Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. In other words, the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles. These disorders include epilepsy, Alzheimer disease and other dementias, cerebrovascular diseases including stroke, migraine and other headache disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuroinfections, brain tumours, traumatic disorders of the nervous system due to head trauma, and neurological disorders as a result of malnutrition.

Many bacterial (i.e. Mycobacterial tuberculosis, Neisseria meningitides), viral (i.e. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Enteroviruses, West Nile Virus, Zika), fungal (i.e. Cryptococcus, Aspergillus), and parasitic (i.e. malaria, Chagas) infections can affect the nervous system. Neurological symptoms may occur due to the infection itself, or due to an immune response.

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders.

At TherapyMatters we are skilled and experienced in understanding and treating many different types of rare and unusual neurological disorders - if you would like to discuss your condition with us and want to know if specialist neurological physiotherapy will help you then please phone us - we are always happy to help.  If you don't see your particular condition on this list then please give us a ring so that we can discuss this with you.