Common neurological problems and causes
The common nerve disorders causing neurological complaints are neuritis, herpes, polio, ganglion, epilepsy, Parkinson’s diseases, sclerosis, tetany, degenerative brain disorders, etc. Other than nerve disorders, other systemic diseases can also cause neurological complaints i.e. diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, SLE, leprosy, gout, diphtheria, tuberculosis, syphilis, etc.
- Increased transmission of impulses / stimulation of nerves causes – spasms / stiffness
- Decreased transmission of impulses / stimulation of nerves causes – paresis
- Loss of transmission of impulses / stimulation of nerves causes – paralysis
The common symptoms arising from neurological problems are twitching, tremors (chorea athetosis), numbness / paresthesia, paresis / paralysis, weakness, cramps, sensitiveness, burning pain, shooting / lightning pain, referred pain, radiating pain, headache, vertigo, fainting, dizziness, confused thinking, sleeplessness, muscular wasting disorders, etc. Symptoms usually vary from person to person in type, intensity and suffering period depending upon the affected nerve(s). Sometimes, patients will be even blamed for complaining about pain by hallucinating or out of fear or just to get attention or care.
Twitching – arises as a flickering in conduction of impulses to cause involuntary muscular contraction. It is otherwise called fasciculation. It can commonly be seen in the arms, calf muscles, eyelids, etc. Its incidence seems to be more in cases of dehydration, malnutrition,vitamin and
Neuralgia is a painful nerve disorder. It follows inflammation / irritation of nerves (neuritis). Pain usually radiates in the particular pathway of the affected nerve(s). The pain of neuralgia usually comes and goes in flashes. Some may be persistent and long-lasting. The common neuralgias are brachial neuralgia (pain in hands), trigeminal neuralgia (pain in face), sciatica (pain in legs), optic neuralgia, and post herpetic neuralgia (persisting nerve pain in the healed spot of old herpes ulcer – shingles).
Paresis is said to be a pre-paralytic condition or mild paralysis, where muscles seem to be very weak, but work. One should be more cautious in this state and undergo treatment immediately with proper diagnosis, since paresis could progress to paralysis anytime.
Paralysis means total loss of function(s) in the affected part(s) / nerve(s). Here nerves abruptly quit their functions due to the compression or damage or diseases (polio, stroke,etc). The affected part will become flaccid without any muscle tone or strength.
Diagnosis – It is a must to diagnose a complaint before starting treatment or suppressing it with a
- Routine blood tests and urine tests
- Electroencephalography (EEG) / Electromyography
- Nerve conduction velocity test
Other than paralysis, where the part is functionless without any movements or reflex, most nervous complaints resemble psychological complaints with subjective feelings. Also as one cannot stipulate the physical changes / disease factors in case of nervous complaint, the world of medicine finds difficulty in treat it. Most neuralogical complaints take a long time to show response. Considering all these factors, Homeopathy works well, caring for patient’s feelings and sensations. The only point is, the patient may need patience for its result.