Common Symptoms of Neurological Diseases

Dr. Edward Tobinick is the founder of the Institute of Neurological Recovery. Over the course of his career, Edward Tobinick, MD, has come into contact with a number of neurological diseases, and his work has been published in the Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics and Current Alzheimer Research, among other professional journals.

There are a number of neurological disorders that can affect the body and mind, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. While these disorders manifest in different ways, particularly as they progress, there are a number of similarities such disorders share in their early stages.

A change in speech pattern, including slurring or slow-talk, may be indicative of an early neurological issue. Individuals may also experience rigidness throughout the body, including the jaw, and experience difficulty swallowing. Weakness, unexplained memory loss, body tremors, and numbness in a single arm or leg are all common symptoms associated with a myriad of neurological disorders. During the early stages of many of these, individuals may have difficulty performing previously involuntary or natural acts, such as blinking or swinging the arms while walking. As disorders intensify, common issues can range from seizures to full-body pain.