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Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear in the first few years of life and generally do not worsen over time. These disorders are caused by faulty development of or damage to motor areas in the brain that disrupts the brain's ability to control movement and posture.

Bell's Palsy
Bell's palsy is a sudden weakness and paralysis on one side of the face due to injury to the facial nerve. It occurs in approximately 40,000 Americans each year. It affects men and women equally.

Epilepsy
Seizure Disorder is a chronic condition produced by temporary changes in the electrical function of the brain, causing seizures, which can affect awareness, movement, or sensation.

Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic, and debilitating condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal stiffness and pain, in conjunction with specific tender (â??triggerâ?) points, generalized fatigue, and sleep disturbance. People with this syndrome may also experience gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, trouble concentrating, or psychological symptoms, such as Anxiety or Depression.

Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease is a gradually progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. There are four characteristic problems caused by Parkinson's disease, including tremor at rest, balance problems, stiffness, and slowness of movement.

Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and progressively disabling disease of the brain. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying symptoms such as hearing voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These symptoms may leave them fearful and withdrawn. Their speech and behavior can be so disorganized that they may be incomprehensible or frightening to others.

Multiple Sclerosis MS
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the body's ability to send nerve signals. It occurs when your immune system attacks the myelin sheath, a protective coating on your nerve cells. The myelin sheath is like insulation on a wire. It doesn't just protect the nerve from damage; it also keeps the signal from being lost or distorted. When your myelin coating is damaged, the nerves inside it cant properly send signals, and the exchange of information between your body and brain is disrupted. MS also causes the immune system to attack oligodendrocytes, the myelin-producing cells that would otherwise repair the damaged sheath.

Optic Neuritis
The optic nerve allows you to see by carrying images from your eye to your brain. Optic neuritis involves inflammation of the optic nerve. This may cause sudden decrease or loss of vision. It is a serious condition that requires immediate care from your doctor.

Aseptic Meningitis
Meningitis happens when the brain's lining becomes inflamed. This lining is called the meninges. Aseptic meningitis occurs when there are signs of meningitis. However, when a sample of brain fluid is taken, bacteria do not grow. This condition is often treatable. In many cases, recovery takes 7-10 days.