There are hundreds of diseases and conditions that affect the nervous system and the muscles which cannot all possibly be listed, but a majority of the patients we see have concerns in one of the below categories. Many of the issues can be categorized into one of three ways:
- The central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord)
- The peripheral nervous system (the motor nerves that govern the muscles, the sensory nerves which deliver sensation to the central nervous system from the body, and the autonomic nerves which regulate functions such as blood pressure, sweating, and internal organs)
- The muscles
An easy way to understand the science behind Neurology, is that the brain sends signals to the rest of the body and muscles through the nerves. This turns the body into a puppet, and the brain is the puppeteer.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Epilepsy and Seizures
Symptoms sometimes occur after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or substantial psychological stress. In other instances, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single event to trigger them. Other symptoms of Fibromyalgia can include tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
Headaches and Migraines
Parkinson’s Disease and Tremors
Stroke and TIA
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) has the same causes of a stroke, but during a TIA the clot that blocks the blood supply to part of the brain is brief, and there is usually no permanent damage.