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.
Examples of symptoms include paralysis, muscle weakness, poor coordination, loss of sensation, seizures, confusion, pain, and altered levels of consciousness.
Causes of Neurological Condition
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. There are many recognized neurological disorders, some relatively common, but many rare. Mental disorders, on the other hand, are "psychiatric illnesses" or diseases that appear primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, or behavior, producing either distress or impairment of function. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there are more than 600 neurologic diseases.
Neurological disabilities include a wide range of disorders, such as epilepsy, learning disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, autism, ADD, brain tumors, and cerebral palsy, just to name a few. Some neurological conditions are congenital, emerging before birth. Other conditions may be caused by tumors, degeneration, trauma, infections, or structural defects. Regardless of the cause, all neurological disabilities resulting from damage to the nervous system. Depending on where the damage takes place, determines to what extent communication, vision, hearing, movement, and cognition are impacted.
Symptoms of Neurological Problems
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Muscle weakness
- Partial or complete loss of sensation
- Difficulty reading and writing
- Poor cognitive abilities
- Unexplained pain
- Decreased alertness
While many people often first look for physical symptoms of a disorder, it is important to understand that there can also be emotional symptoms of neurological problems. For instance, you might experience mood swings or sudden outbursts. Individuals who suffer from neurological problems may also experience depression or delusions.
It should be understood that these symptoms could also be indicative of other disorders and conditions. If you have noticed these symptoms in yourself or someone close to you, it is important to seek help right away. Please contact us to speak to someone about your situation.
Treatment of Neurological Problems
Stem cell treatment offers the potential to replace lost tissue after nervous system injury. Thus, stem cells can promote host neural repair in part by secreting growth factors, and their regeneration-promoting activities can be modified by gene delivery. The group explained that several different modes of stem cell therapy delivery are used in treating neurological conditions, including intravenous, intraarterial, intracerebral, and intrathecal. One of the points mentioned is that the term stem cell therapy is often discussed, and that cell therapy includes stem cell therapy as well as other types of cells.
Cell therapy has been used in the research setting to treat several neurological conditions, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. The speakers explained that cell therapy could benefit neurological disease through a number of mechanisms, but not necessarily by “growing new nerves.” Effects of cell therapy include neuroprotection, anti-inflammatory effects, and immunomodulatory effects.