Opinion: Neurological Condition Might All Be in Your Head

So you’ve been diagnosed with some neurological disease or disability. Maybe you’ve been living with it for some time, maybe even since you were born. Have you ever wondered whether it could all be in your head?

I’m not saying you don’t have your neurological condition. You definitely do. (Probably.) But you should consider that it might be contained within the dimensions of your skull.

The neurological system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, so it’s totally possible that your disorder extends beyond your brain. But think about it: If the condition affects your cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem or cranial nerves, it is literally all in your head.

Sure, you might feel effects throughout your body, but that doesn’t change the very strong possibility that your condition is all in your synapses.

When he was young, my older brother had a traumatic brain injury. Because he had difficulty moving, I didn’t realize the problem was in his brain. I assumed it was something in his muscles. Turns out, this supposed muscular disability stemmed from his head.

Even if it affects the nerves and spine, neurological conditions are almost always all in your head.

Sometimes. What should you do now? I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong. It doesn’t matter. Does it?

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