Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neurological Disease Overview

What is a neurological disease?
A person with a neurological disease has a disorder that affects nerves in the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves. Neurological disease may affect the nerve cells or the axons that transmit nerve impulses from nerve cell to nerve cell. Causes of neurological disease include infection, inflammation, injury, tumor, an inherited illness.

What are the symptoms of a neurological disease?
Symptoms of a neurological disease depend on the underlying cause. Symptoms may include muscle weakness, paralysis, numbness and tingling, facial drooping, slurred speech, double vision, difficulty swallowing, inability to walk, vertigo, confusion, seizures, or unresponsiveness.

How does the doctor treat a neurological disease?
Treatment for a neurological disease depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for a neurological disease may include medications or surgery.

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