Neurological disorders are medically defined as disorders that affect the brain as well as the nerves found throughout the human body and the spinal cord. Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord or other nerves can result in a range of symptoms. Examples of symptoms include paralysis, muscle weakness, poor coordination, loss of sensation, seizures, confusion, pain and altered levels of consciousness. The specific causes of neurological problems vary but can include genetic disorders, congenital abnormalities or disorders, infections, lifestyle or environmental health problems including malnutrition, and brain injury, spinal cord injury or nerve injury.
Signs and Symptoms of Nervous System Disorders
The following are the most common general signs and symptoms of a nervous system disorder. However, each individual may experience a good neurosurgeon able to detect it easily. Symptoms may include:
- Persistent or sudden onset of a headache.
- A headache that changes or is different.
- Loss of feeling or tingling.
- Weakness or loss of muscle strength.
- Lack of coordination.
- Muscle rigidity.
- Tremors and seizures.
- Back pain radiates to the feet, toes, or other parts of the body.
- Muscle wasting and slurred speech.
- Loss of sight or double vision.
- Memory loss.
- Impaired mental ability.