Movement is your common thread to neurological, neuromuscular and muscular diseases, disorders or problems. If you can’t move, you can’t survive without help. So this is about those struggles for movement.
A neurological problem stems from your brain, spinal cord or nerves. Working in concert, they deliver the signaling juice in order for your muscles to important stuff like:
Any cause for disruptions along your neurologic pathways and some of these health preserving movements may not be doable.
There are over 600 neurological related conditions that can disrupt the course of your movements. Some familiar ones include:
- Bell’s palsy
- Hansen’s disease
- spinal cord injury
- Tourette syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- brain tumors, injuries
- peripheral neuropathy
A few signs and symptoms of muscle weakening and wasting are:
- muscle pains
- muscle aches
- exercise fatigue
- muscle stiffness
- joint & movement problems
In some cases, a neuromuscular problem affects your heart’s function and breathing ability as well.
Examples of neuromuscular disorders include:
In some cases, an immune system disorder can cause a neuromuscular disease. However, genetics is most often the originator. Presently, most neuromuscular disorders are not curable and available treatment essentially relieves symptoms, keeps you moving and prolongs life.
These can be inherited, caused by infection or medication related.
Other diseases can cause neurological and muscular complications, such as:
For more detailed individual health information about the numerous neurological, neuromuscular or muscular disorders, diseases, conditions and problems visit the National Institute of Neurological Disorders website.