Real Health Rehab Provides Neurological Physical Therapy
The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and controls all the workings of your body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.
Physical therapy is extremely important for patients who have had or who currently have neurological diseases or injuries. Without physical therapy following a neurological injury, patients may lose many functions, may be unable to perform certain activities, or may lose their independence. Decreased activity can lead to many other health problems such as heart problems, lung problems, and diabetes.
Symptoms of Neurological Disorders
Neurological symptoms are symptoms caused by, or occurring in, the nervous system. The nervous system consists of two anatomic parts. The central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system which makes up nerves that control your muscular skeletal system.
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Muscle weakness
- Partial or complete loss of sensation
- Difficulty reading or writing
- Poor cognitive abilities
- Unexplained pain
- Decreased alertness
What is a neurological disorder?
Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them. There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system, such as brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and stroke as well as less familiar ones such as frontotemporal dementia.
There are many types of neurological disorders, including:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease