About Neurological, Neuromuscular and Muscular Disorders, Diseases, Conditions and Problems

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:

  • move
  • speak
  • breath
  • swallow

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:

Neuromuscular disorders are a subgroup of neurological conditions. And they affect the communication between your nerves and muscles. In this instance, your muscles will weaken and waste.

A few signs and symptoms of muscle weakening and wasting are:

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.

Muscle disorders affect the muscle directly, without involvement of the nerve supply. They can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis. Muscular disorders examples:

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.