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Your Guide to A Healthy Mind
About the Brain and Nervous System
Your brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system, which connects to nerves throughout your body.
Neurological Tests and Procedures
The nervous system is complex, and diagnosing nerve problems can be challenging. But your doctor has many tools to help in the evaluation.
Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders
Alzheimers disease is the most common form of dementia, but other conditions can also cause memory and thought problems.
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
When a clot blocks blood flow to the brain or a blood vessel in the brain bursts, the entire body can be affected.
A healthy brain is built on a healthy body: Keep your brain fit by eating right, getting regular exercise, and staying mentally active.
Neurological Diseases and Conditions
From chronic low back pain to degenerative conditions like Parkinsons disease, this category spans a broad range of conditions.
Headaches are a common neurological complaint. They are generally classified as migraines, tension headaches, or cluster headaches.
If youve had a stroke or brain or spinal cord trauma, or you have a neuromuscular disorder like Bells palsy, rehabilitation can help you recover more quickly.
Children and Neurological Conditions
The first sign of a neurological problem may be a delay in developmental milestones or changes in movement or reflexes.