Nervous System Problems - Topic Overview
Seizures can also cause sudden changes in
consciousness, feeling (sensation), emotion, or thought. Abnormal body
movements, such as muscle twitching, may or may not be present. How often the
seizures occur and how severe they are depend on the cause of the seizures and
the area of the brain involved. For more information, see the topic
Diabetes can cause problems
with balance, either as a result of peripheral neuropathy or stroke.
dizziness are problems of balance and coordination
(equilibrium). Vertigo is often caused by a
medicine or a problem of the inner ear or brain.
dehydration, blood pressure problems, and other
diseases can all cause feelings of dizziness. For more information, see the
Dizziness: Lightheadedness and Vertigo.
Most headaches are not caused by serious central nervous system problems.
The pain that comes with a headache can range from a throbbing or a piercing
pain, such as with a
migraine, to severe pain that comes and goes over
several days, such as with
cluster headaches. Headaches are usually caused by
problems with the sinuses, scalp, or muscles of or around the head. For more
information, see the topic
Check your symptoms
to decide if and when you should see a doctor.