Nervous System

Nerves carry sensory information and messages which trigger muscles to contract or relax. Nervous System related diseases cover anything which effects the nerves including Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, and Neuropathy.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a nervous system disorder where the bodies immune system attacks the peripheral (ones outside of the brain and spinal cord) nerves. The attack on the nervous system results in inflammation and damage of the nerves.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition which affects the brain. Its most dominant and well-known feature is the seizure (convulsions, or fit).

The word 'neuro' relates to our nerves. There are lots of terms out there which all refer to some form of nerve injury, damage or pain. This page will help to clear up the differences for you!

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease is an inherited condition which affects the peripheral nervous system (the nerves outside of the brain and spinal column). It can affect both the motor nerves (those that supply muscles and cause movement) and the sensory nerves (those that sense pain, temperature, and pressure etc).

Fibromyalgia is a widespread muscular pain and fatigue condition. Pain and tenderness are felt throughout the body, not just in one specific muscle or area.