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Neurological Disorders are illnesses that affect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), peripheral nervous system (limbs and organs), and automatic nervous system (heart rate, digestion, respiration rate, etc.).

General Neurology covers the expanse of neurological disorders. To provide you with helpful health information related to neurological disorders, please refer to the following articles. Most of these articles go to our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia website.

Brain Disorders:

  • Dementia: Topic overview of dementia, including causes, symptoms, and treatments.
  • Headache: Learn about the different types of headaches and get tips on how to treat and prevent them.
  • Epilepsy: Overview of epilepsy, a common condition that causes repeated seizures.
  • Movement Disorders: Details about movement disorders, which are a group of diseases and syndromes affecting the ability to produce and control movement.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Information about multiple sclerosis, also referred to as MS.
  • Stroke: Topic overview of stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts.


  • Bell's Palsy: Description of Bell's palsy, which is a paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of your face.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Information about carpal tunnel syndrome, including symptoms and treatments.
  • Peripheral Neuropathy: Topic overview of peripheral neuropathy, a problem that affects the peripheral nerves.
  • Sciatica: Overview of sciatica, including causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Spinal Cord:

  • ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a disease in which certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord slowly die.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Information about multiple sclerosis, also referred to as MS.
  • Spasticity: Description of spasticity, a condition in which muscles are tight or stiff.
  • Spinal Tumor


  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myopathy: Information about myopathy from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
  • Myasthenia Gravis
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