Neurological disorders affect the central nervous system, including your brain and spine, and have a major impact on your mind and body. At Integrative Therapies of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada, general surgeon Lambert Abeyatunge, MD, FACS, FRCS, FRCSC, FICS, treats neurological disorders with an integrative, holistic approach that heals the whole body – not just individual symptoms. Offering cutting-edge stem therapy as well as more conventional treatments, Dr. Abeyatunge can help slow the progression of your disorder and alleviate symptoms. Call to schedule your appointment or book online today.
Neurological diseases are conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, or nerves. This system controls your ability to move, speak, breathe, swallow, and learn. Neurological diseases may also affect your mood, senses, and memory.
Some of the most common neurological diseases include:
Individuals who are fortunate enough to survive a stroke often suffer brain damage as a result. This brain damage can contribute to issues like paralysis, impaired motor control, sensory issues, pain, language impairment, a decline in memory and cognitive functioning, and emotional disturbances.
When your spinal cord is damaged due to trauma or disease, it often results in a loss of function, mobility, and feeling. This is particularly true for patients who develop paraplegia, or a loss of lower limb function, as a result of their spinal cord injury (SCI).
Dementia describes a group of disorders that adversely affect your memory, language skills, and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. These diseases usually begin with memory loss and confusion and are sometimes mistaken for the normal effects of aging. With time, however, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can lead to behavior and personality changes as well as a decline in cognitive abilities.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease that develops in cells that produce dopamine. When these cells die off or are severely damaged, you have less control over behavior, motor activity, and cognition. You start to lose control of some bodily actions and develop tremors.
Essential tremors are a neurological disorder that typically affect your hands when they’re in use. Unlike Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors generally don’t result in other health issues.
Multiple sclerosis affects your ability to see, talk, walk, write, and remember. It’s caused by a wearing away of the myelin sheath, a protective covering that covers nerves. When this sheath thins or disappears, nerve signals slow, and your nerves become damaged.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive condition that affects your nerve cells, brain, and spinal cord. ALS impairs your muscle control, often resulting in weakness and a lack of coordination. Individuals with ALS may have difficulty speaking, swallowing, breathing, or performing daily tasks.
Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a condition that affects brain development and can impair the way an affected person interacts and communicates with others. ASD can cause an array of symptoms that present differently in each person affected by it.
Some neurological conditions affect the blood vessels that supply the brain, such as stroke. Injury or disease of the spinal cord also negatively affects your nervous system and impairs function.
Many other neurological conditions can impede your daily functioning and seriously affect your quality of life. If you’re suffering from a neurological disorder, call Integrative Therapies of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC to schedule an evaluation right away.
Dr. Abeyatunge uses an integrative medicine approach when helping patients suffering from neurological disorders. He treats you as a whole person and not just your symptoms. This means he looks at your medical and family history and also considers your living environment, stress level, preferences, diet, physical activity, and employment when offering a diagnosis and treatment plan.
A core part of the treatment is using cellular matrix to bring about changes that will improve the patients diabilities. Stem cells can reproduce human tissue and potentially repair damaged organs, including the brain, spinal cord, and some nerves. Stem cell therapy shows great promise in helping to regenerate damaged or diseased parts of the central nervous system and delay the progression of neurological disorders or restore lost function.
For promising treatment that can have a transformative effect on neurological disorders, call Integrative Therapies of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC, or book an appointment online.