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Nervous system diseases

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease affects brain function, memory and behaviour. Learn about the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and how to delay its onset.

Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy is a sudden weakness or paralysis of facial muscles on one side of the face. Find out how to boost the chances of a full recovery.

Symptoms of cerebral palsy usually appear by the time a child is 2 years old.

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy affects the nervous system, muscle control, movement and coordination. While the cause is often unknown, there are risk factors.

Man having a CT scan

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a long-term condition that affects 1 in 50 Australians. Learn more about the causes, how it is diagnosed and the types of seizures.

Illustration of nerve

Motor neurone disease (MND)

Motor neurone disease is a condition that causes weakness in the muscles, leading eventually to paralysis. Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis.

MS patients receiving physiotherapy treatment.

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. Learn about the types of MS and how the symptoms can be managed.

Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis is a manageable genetic condition characterised by benign tumours. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

Parkinson's disease patient being treated

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease results from damage to nerve cells in the brain, which impacts the smooth control of muscles and movement.

Sciatica can lead to pain in the back and legs.

Sciatica

Sciatica causes pain in the back and legs. Discover more about the causes of sciatica, how the symptoms develop and how it's treated.

Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Here's how to recognise the symptoms and find the treatment that's best for you.

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