Treatments for neurological conditions are very much dependent on the condition itself and there are many neurological conditions, here we deal with some of the most common.
It may be that the condition is treated with surgery, medication or therapies, such as physiotherapy, or a combination of them all.
Treatments for neurological conditions are constantly evolving and new research is continually being carried out.
One neurological condition managed by drug therapy is Alzheimer’s disease. Whilst there is no known cure there are drug therapies available which can assist in the management of symptoms and temporarily slow their progression.
Those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have multiple ways in which their condition can be managed, including drug treatments for individual symptoms or relapses, diet, exercise and complimentary/alternative therapies. The drug treatments are not a cure but can reduce the frequency and severity of relapses, however they are not, unfortunately, effective for those with primary progressive MS.
Parkinson’s disease is primarily managed with drug treatments, with many finding complimentary therapies beneficial. For those who have suffered with Parkinson’s for a long time and where medication is not effectively managing their treatment surgery may be an option. Surgery will not cure the disease, as it is progressive, but the surgery may give the individual some control over their symptoms. Although, even after surgery it may be the case that medication is still required.
For further information on other neurological conditions and treatments available please see our useful links page.