Paula and Bobby
Parents of Lillie
Inability to Walk
Understanding nervous system related symptoms and features.
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
The nervous system is made up of a network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from both the brain and the spinal cord. Within the nervous system are the Central nervous system and the Peripheral nervous system.
The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system.
Within the peripheral nervous system are the somatic and autonomic nervous systems. The somatic system controls responses to sensory stimuli, while the autonomic nervous system controls the inner workings of organs, including digestion, breathing and the heartbeat.
Sleep is one body function, controlled by the autonomic nervous system, specifically the sympathetic nervous system.
What is the inability to walk?
Non-ambulatory, or the inability to walk, is due to lack of or loss of control in the legs, weakness in involved and related muscles, lack of balance, numbness, freezing or absence of movement, slow movement, tremors, clumsiness, stumbling and falling, and exercise-related fatigue.
What should I do next?
In some instances, the inability to walk may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
Non-ambulatory, inability to walk
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