Overview of Nervous System Disorders
What is the nervous system?
The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It is made up of two major divisions:
In addition to the brain and spinal cord, principal organs of the nervous system include the following:
What can damage the nervous system?
The nervous system is vulnerable to various disorders and can be damaged by the following:
What are the symptoms of nervous system disorders?
The following are the most common symptoms of nervous system disorders. However, each child may experience symptoms differently and different disorders will cause different symptoms to occur. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of a nervous system disorder may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
Physicians who treat nervous system disorders:
Physicians who treat nervous system disorders may have to spend a lot of time working with your child before making a diagnosis of the specific condition. Many times, this involves performing numerous tests to eliminate other conditions, so that a proper diagnosis can be made.
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