Neurological conditions result from damage to the brain, spinal column or peripheral nerves. Some neurological conditions are life threatening, with many affecting a person’s quality of life.

There are over 600 types of neurological conditions, which are broadly categorised into:

  • Sudden onset conditions (e.g. acquired brain injury or spinal cord injury)
  • Intermittent and unpredictable conditions (e.g. epilepsy, ME, certain types of headache, or the early stages of multiple sclerosis)
  • Progressive conditions (e.g. motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, or later stages of multiple sclerosis)
  • Stable neurological conditions (e.g. post-polio syndrome, or cerebral palsy in adults)