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Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Car accidents, falls, and other injuries are a common cause of acute spinal cord injury.

Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer disease is a disease that affects the brain and nervous system. It is a type of dementia that happens when nerve cells in the brain die.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neurological disorder that causes progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. It is often referred to as Lou Gehrig disease.

Astrocytoma in Children

Astrocytoma is the most common type of brain tumor in children. It is usually low grade, which means slow-growing.

Ataxia

Ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia lose muscle control in their arms and legs, which may lead to a lack of balance, coordination, and trouble walking. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and...

Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. It causes headache, stiff neck, and high fever.

Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) in Children

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited (genetic) disorder of the muscles. It is called a neuromuscular disease. There are several types. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a rare type.

Bell Palsy

Bell's palsy is an unexplained episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis that begins suddenly and worsens over 48 hours. It is caused by a damaged facial nerve.

Brachial Neuritis

Brachial neuritis is nerve damage that affects the chest, shoulder, arm, and hand. It causes pain, weakness and lack of muscle control and lack of feeling in the shoulder or arm.

Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus can be injured in many different ways - from pressure, stress, or being stretched too far. The nerves may also be damaged by cancer or radiation treatment. Sometimes, brachial plexus injuries happen to babies during ...

Brain Cyst

A brain cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the brain. They can be noncancer (benign) or cancer (malignant).

Brain Tumors in Children

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The brain is part of the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS also includes the spinal cord.

Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase Deficiency

Carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) deficiency is a very rare condition that causes muscle weakness and other symptoms. It happens because of a problem with 1 of 2 enzymes, CPT1 or CPT2. Enzymes are substances in the body that help ...

Carotid Dissection

A carotid dissection is a type of tear in one of your carotid arteries. It is a common cause of stroke in people younger than age 50.

Cerebral Abscess

A cerebral abscess can cause your brain to swell, putting harmful pressure on brain tissue. An abscess can also keep blood from flowing to parts of your brain. If you develop this problem, you will need emergency treatment.

Cerebral Aneurysm

A cerebral aneurysm (also called an intracranial aneurysm or brain aneurysm) is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of an artery in the brain, resulting in an abnormal ballooning of the artery that is at risk for rupturing.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited nerve defect that causes abnormalities in the nerves that supply your feet, legs, hands, and arms.

Chiari Malformation Type I in Children

A Chiari malformation (CM) is a problem with how the brain sits in the skull. The brain normally sits fully inside the skull. With a Chiari malformation, the lower part of the brain (cerebellum) dips down through a normal opening ...

Choroid Plexus Papilloma

Choroid plexus papilloma (CPP) is a rare type of brain tumor. These tumors are usually not cancerous. This condition is most common in young children, but it can also occur in adults.

Choroid Plexus Papilloma

Choroid plexus papilloma (CPP) is a rare type of brain tumor. These tumors are usually not cancerous. This condition is most common in young children, but it can also occur in adults.

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy is a rare autoimmune disorder that attacks the myelin sheaths around nerve cells.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are rare and cause severe pain that tends to recur in the same way each time. Cluster headaches occur in groups, or clusters, and each attack last about 1 to 3 hours on average.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is an abnormal response by the body to pain.

Concussion

A mild concussion is caused by a blow or jolt to the head.

Cranial Neuropathies

Cranial neuropathy is a disorder that causes nerve damage in the nerves that arise from the brain and brainstem. This disorder can affect the ability of the face and eyes to feel and move.

Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis is a condition where one or more of the bones of the skull close too early. This can cause problems with normal brain and skull growth.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a form of progressive dementia. It's caused by the decay or deterioration of the tissues in the brain.

Distal Muscular Dystrophy

Distal muscular dystrophy (DD) is a group of rare diseases that affect your muscle. It usually appears between ages 40 and 60, but it can sometimes show up as early as the teen years.

Dystonia

Dystonia is a body movement disorder. It causes your muscles to contract, move involuntarily, or get stuck in an abnormal position.

Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer disease most commonly affects older adults. But it can also affect people in their 30s or 40s. When Alzheimer disease occurs in someone younger than age 65, it is known as early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer disease.

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