A neurological disorder is any disease of the brain, spine, or the nerves that connect them. From strokes and brain tumors, to Giloma and head injuries, to aneurysms and headaches — there are more than 600 nervous system diseases. These include well-known conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy, as well as less familiar ones, like post-herpetic neuralgia. With one billion people currently suffering from a neurological disease, neurological disorders are more common than many of us think.

Neurological disorders can be congenital, which means they are present at birth, or acquired, which means they develop later on. Congenital causes are often gene or chromosome abnormalities, while acquired causes can range from traumatic brain injuries to exposure to toxins.

Disruptions to the nervous system can result in a broad spectrum of physical and/or physiological symptoms. Among these, common symptoms include seizures, confusion, paralysis, muscle weakness, and feeling fuzzy. Specific symptoms are a result of where damage occurred.

Based off your symptoms and diagnosis, treatment for neurological disorders may be as simple as a change in diet and exercise, or as complex as neurosurgery. Pain management, medication and physiotherapy are also treatment options.

Why Choose Mercy Health?

When you need life-changing treatment for disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, you want the best care possible. Combining the expertise of our neurologists with leading-edge technology, enables us to treat the entire spectrum of neurological conditions. The experienced neurology and neurosurgery team at Mercy Health treats you with personalized, compassionate care.

In Cincinnati, Mercy Health also partners with Mayfield Brain & Spine, an internationally recognized leader in neurosurgery, neurovascular microsurgery and spine care to provide the best services possible. Complementing Mercy Health's neurologists and orthopedic specialists, Mayfield neurosurgeons are providing comprehensive care and brain and spine care consultations at Mercy Health hospitals. Reach out to our team today to learn more.

Common Conditions

Acoustic neuroma
Pituitary tumor
Lewy body dementia
Alzheimer's disease
Parkinson's disease
Huntington's disease
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Spinal muscular atrophy
Cluster headaches
Ischemic stroke
Hemorrhagic stroke
Brain aneurysm
Trigeminal neuralgia
Essential tremor

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