A condition that affects the brain’s ability to regulate the normal sleep-wake cycle. Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy, hallucinations and disturbed sleep patterns.
A type of tumour that affects nerves and develops from the lining that surrounds them.
A group of genetic conditions that cause tumours, called neurofibromas, to develop on the nerves in the body.
A form of shock that can follow and injury or trauma to the spinal cord and that can cause low blood pressure and a slowed heart rate.
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO)
(also known as Devic’s disease or Devic’s syndrome)
An inflammatory, demyelinating condition that affects the nerves of the eyes (optic nerves) and the spinal cord, and can cause a wide range of symptoms including blindness, weakness, nerve pain and muscle spasms.
A type of pain that is caused by disease or damage affecting a nerve, and that doesn’t respond to common forms of pain relief.
Neuropathy is the result of damage or disease affecting the nerves outside of the brain or spine. Symptoms can include weakness, numbness and pain in the areas that the nerves carry signals to and from.
A chartered physiotherapist that specialises in treating people with neurological conditions. A neurophysiotherapist will asses, plan and treat people with physical problems.
A psychologist specialising in the functions of the brain, particularly memory, concentration and problem solving.
Neurosarcoidosis is a form of sarcoidosis that is affecting the nervous system, and causes inflammation in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Symptoms will depend on where in the body is being affected, and can include weakness or paralysis of muscles, and changes in sensation.
A medical doctor who has further training specifically in the area of the brain and spine, and performs operations.
Involuntary movements of the eyes that are most often side to side, but may also be up and down or circular in motion.