A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
The person will develop different symptoms depending on the severity and area of the brain that has been affected.
Spinal Cord Injury
Damage to the spinal cord at any level:
cervical (neck), thoracic (chest), thoracolumbar, lumbar, lumbo-sacral (lower back) which causes complete or partial interruption of spinal cord function affecting mobility and/or sensation.
Condition where the body attacks the fat (myelin) that surrounds nervous tissue, affecting the brain and spinal cord.
It causes a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.
Brain Injury (ABI)
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain after birth.
There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, infection, tumour and stroke.
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral neuropathy develops when nerves in the body’s extremities, such as the hands, feet and arms, are damaged.
The symptoms depend on which nerves are affected.
In the UK it’s estimated almost 1 in 10 people aged 55 or over are affected by peripheral neuropathy.