A neurological disorder is a disorder of the body's nervous system. It is a structural, biochemical or electrical abnormality in the brain, spinal cord, or in the nerves leading to or from them. All of these items makeup part of the central or peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system contains the brain, spinal cord, and retina. The peripheral nervous system consists of sensory neurons, clusters of neurons called ganglia, and nerves connecting them to each other and to the central nervous system. Even though the brain and spinal cord are protected by tough membranes and are enclosed in the bones of the skull and spinal vertebrae, and chemically isolated by the so-called blood-brain barrier, they are very susceptible if compromised. While neuroregeneration may occur in the peripheral nervous system, it is thought to be rare in the brain and spinal cord.
The causes of neurological disorder vary. Many are considered severe disabilities and can include genetic disorders, congenital abnormalities or disorders, infections, lifestyle or environmental health problems such as malnutrition, and trauma can cause brain injury, spinal cord injury, or nerve injury.
They are classified based on their location.
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- Published on Monday, 11 March 2013 11:29
March 11 - 17th is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. People across the nation who are impacted by MS will be combining their efforts, knowledge and hope in order to move us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis.
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- Published on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:16
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- Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 09:22
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- Published on Saturday, 03 November 2012 12:44
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Assistance for Those Who are Affected by MS or SCI
- Published on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:54
Allsup, a nationwide provider of services for people with disabilities, is pleased to collaborate with the National MS Society, the United Spinal Association and its membership services division, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), during Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month in September. Individuals can visit with the organizations and download information during the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo, Sept. 27.
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- Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 08:53
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