By Karen MacPhail and Gabriela Espinoza, MD
July 25, 2017
As many as one billion people worldwide suffer from more than 600 neurological disorders, according to the World Health Organization and University of California, San Francisco, respectively. Of that number, it is estimated that 6.8 million people die each year from neurological disorders ranging from epilepsy to Alzheimer’s disease.
Neurological disorders affect the central nervous systems or the peripheral nervous systems and can impair the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve or neuromuscular function.