Your nervous system controls much of what your body does including walking, speaking and other activities. Learn more about how it works.
The neuromuscular system includes all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Learn more about how it works and related diseases.
Central nervous system (CNS)
Your central nervous system (CNS) is made up of your brain and your spinal cord. Learn more about its role and the different parts of the brain.
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.
What does a neurosurgeon do?
Neurosurgeons, also known as brain surgeons, specialise in the surgical treatment and management of conditions that affect the brain, spine and nervous system.
This group of genetic conditions affects the nervous system, usually the hand and foot muscles first. It worsens, but some therapies are effective.
Huntington's affects the nervous system and worsens over time. Symptoms include difficulty controlling limbs, and cognitive and emotional changes.
Cerebral palsy damages the nervous system and muscle control, affecting movement and coordination. While the cause is often unknown, there are risk factors.
What does a neurologist do?
A neurologist is a specialist physician who treats conditions like epilepsy that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
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.