What are neurological disorders? They are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them, and there are over 600 of them.
You’ve probably heard of some of the common ones:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Brain Aneurysm
- Brain Tumor
- And more…
And there are many that you probably have not heard of, such as:
- Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Myasthenia gravis
Headaches and migraines are also considered neurological conditions.
The causes of neurological disorders and conditions vary, they include:
- Genetic disorders
- Congenital abnormalities
- Brain, spinal cord or nerve injury
Many precise causes of neurological conditions are not yet known. They can affect anyone, young and old, from all cultures and ethnicities. Some conditions are present at birth, like cerebral palsy, some develop later in life, like Alzheimer’s.