Neuromuscular Disorders


You rely on your body to carry impulses from your brain to your voluntary muscles to do everything – from walking across the street to scratching your nose. If you have a neuromuscular disorder, there is a breakdown in the communication system that sends these electrical signals from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Neuromuscular disorders can begin at birth or happen unexpectedly in childhood or adulthood. Many disorders are genetic, meaning they can run in certain families. They can also be caused by immune system disorders.


  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Spine-Related Conditions
  • Diabetic, Toxic, Inflammatory and Other Metabolic Neuropathies
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis
  • Radiculopathies
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Ulnar Neuropathies


Some symptoms of neuromuscular disease overlap with other neurological diseases, so it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis. 

Neuromuscular diseases can cause:
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle twitching or cramping
  • Numbness 
  • A tingling sensation in your extremities 
Some neuromuscular disorders can also affect:
  • Swallowing
  • Breathing 
  • Vision 
The conditions are usually progressive, meaning symptoms get worse over time.

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The most common way to diagnose the source of the problem is electromyography (EMG) is a procedure in which electrodes are attached to your body to detect the strength or absence of your nerves’ electrical activity. Some neuromuscular disorders may be genetic. Others are caused by an immune system problem. 

Treatment Options

There is no cure, but there are neuromuscular disease treatments available to improve quality of life and treat symptoms. Using a multidisciplinary approach, our neuromuscular experts use leading-edge diagnostic tools to identify neuromuscular conditions and treat them with the most effective techniques available.

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