Neurological Conditions

What are neurological conditions?

Neurological conditions are those that affect the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Some fairly common neurological conditions include: 

  • Concussions
  • Migraines
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer’s dementias

There are more than 1,000 different neurological conditions, including additional variations within each type of condition. 

What are the symptoms of neurological conditions?

Neurological condition symptoms can vary according to the specific condition and individual person, but some general symptoms to watch out for include: 

  • Sudden headaches
  • Recurrent headaches
  • Clouded thinking
  • Slurred speech
  • Back pain, particularly radiating pain that moves to other areas
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor coordination
  • Tremors
  • Rigid muscles
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Memory loss
  • Vision changes, like double vision or partial vision loss

Symptoms may arise suddenly or increase very gradually over time. Sometimes people don’t notice these symptoms in themselves but their loved ones may observe issues like slurred speech. 

How can therapy help with neurological conditions?

Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation offers several types of therapy for neurological conditions, including: 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy offers excellent outcomes for people with neurological conditions. A physical therapy program can help you to improve your motor control, improve muscle strength, establish better balance, and improve your coordination. Essentially, it helps you to move your body better, which leads to improved whole-body wellness.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy often goes alongside physical therapy. It helps you to learn new and effective ways to do routine daily activities when you’re struggling to perform physical tasks like getting dressed, self grooming, and household tasks.

All of these types of therapy can combine to give you an improved quality of life and more independence. 

If you or someone you love is living with a neurological condition, it’s important to know that improvement is very possible when you get the right expert care. To learn more about how Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation can help, call the office nearest to you or click on the online scheduling link now.