For the treatment:
[Of all the diseases of the nervous system,the most common difficulty that people have is pain, and much of that isnerve-related," according to Dr. Shai Gozani, founder and CEO of NeuroMetrix, amedical device company. [There are 100 million people who live with chronic pain."
According to theMayo Clinic, patients with nerve disorders experience functional difficulties,which result in conditions such as:
Epilepsy, in whichabnormal electrical discharges from brain cells cause seizures
Parkinson'sdisease, which is a progressive nerve disease that affects movement
Multiple sclerosis(MS), in which the protective lining of the nerves is attacked by the body`simmune system
Amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a motor neurondisease which weakens the muscles and progressively hampers physical function
Huntington'sdisease, which is an inherited condition that cause the nerve cells in thebrain to degenerate
Alzheimer'sdisease, which covers a wide range of disorders that impacts mental functions,particularly memory.
Mayo Clinic alsonoted that the nervous system can also be affected by vascular disorders suchas:
Stroke, whichoccurs when there is bleeding on the brain or the blow flow to the brain isobstructed;
Transient ischemicattack (TIA), which are mini-type strokes that last a shorter period of timebut mimic stroke symptoms; and
Subarachnoidhemorrhage, which is specificallybleeding in the space between your brain and the surrounding membrane that canbe the result of a trauma or rupturing of a weak blood vessel;
Infections such asmeningitis, encephalitis, polio, and epidural abscess can also affect thenervous system, the NIH noted.
Treatments varyfrom anti inflammatory medications and pain medications such as opiates , toimplanted nerve stimulators and wearable devices, Gozani said. [Many peoplealso turn to herbal and holistic methods to reduce pain, such as acupuncture."