Neurological problems are medical conditions that involve the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves that connect them. The brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves are all part of the nervous system. If anything damages or something wrong will happen to any of these parts it will have a debilitating effect on a person. There will be difficulty in moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing or learning, even his mood, concentration, as well as his senses, will be affected. It will affect the person as a whole, including his emotions, physical and spiritual well-being.
The central nervous system controls the body. The nervous system will extract information from its surroundings using sensory receptors, that will send signals or messages into the central nervous system, the CNS will then process the information and will determine an appropriate response, then send the response to the body, particularly the area that will provide the reaction.
There are a lot of disorders that can affect the central nervous system, in fact, there are hundreds of them. Some are very popular while there are also unfamiliar disorders. All of these conditions will have different symptoms depending on what organ is affected.
Major disorders include:
- Alzheimer’s disease – a progressive, neurogenerative disease, where there is the death of nerve cells in different areas of the brain causing loss of cognitive functions.
- Parkinson’s disease – a neurogenerative disorder that affects the brain cells
- Huntington’s disease and muscular dystrophy – diseases caused by faulty genes.
- Injuries to the spinal cord and brain
- Stroke is caused by a disorder of the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain
- Epilepsy is a seizure disorder where there is abnormal electrical activity in the brain
- Cancers or abnormal growth in the brain or anywhere in the nervous system
- Inflammation of the meninges causing meningitis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Migraine and other headache disorders
There are still hundreds of disorders that are not included in this topic. However, these disorders can greatly affect a person’s ability to live a quality life.
If you think you are suffering from Neurological Disorder you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Neurological Disorder as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).