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Neurological disorder

A neurological disorder is when something is not working right in your brain or nervous system. Your brain and your nerves send messages back and forth to control your body, like telling your muscles to move or your heart to beat.

But sometimes, things can go wrong with these messages. When this happens, it can cause different problems, like seizures, tremors, forgetting things, or not feeling things the way you should.

There are many different neurological disorders, and doctors and scientist are still trying to figure out what causes them and how best to treat them. Some of the most common neurological disorders include epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease.

If you or someone you know has a neurological disorder, it's important to see a doctor and get help to manage the symptoms and stay as healthy and comfortable as possible. Sometimes, treatment can involve medicine, therapy, or surgery depending on the specific disorder.