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.
Nervous system diseases
Find out more about specific nervous system diseases, including signs and symptoms of particular conditions, how they are diagnosed and where to go for support.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that causes your muscles to become weaker. Learn more about the 5 different types of SMA.
The neuromuscular system includes all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Learn more about how it works and related diseases.
Dysarthria is when the muscles used to breathe and speak are weakened or paralysed, slurring your speech. Learn more here.
Palliative care helps to improve the quality of life of people who have a life-limiting illness. Read about the range of services available.
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) includes problems with swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, dribbling, or closing the lips. Find out more here.
The role of a neurologist
A neurologist is a specialist physician who treats diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle.
Your nervous system controls many of your body’s functions, including walking, speaking and other activities. Learn more about how it works.