Neuromuscular Disorder affects your neuromuscular system. These disorders can cause your muscles to become weak and waste away. It can cause problems with the nerves that control your muscle and communication between your nerves and muscles.
Some symptoms of neuromuscular disorder include but are not limited to, spasms, twitching, numbness, weakness, muscle atrophy and pain. Examples of neuromuscular disorders that we treat but not limited to are Motor Neuron Diseases ( similar to ALS), Myasthenia Gravis (and other neuromuscular junctions disorder), Muscular Dystrophy, and Myopathy.
Many of the disorders are genetic or inherited. While some neuromuscular disorders are autoimmune. Many neuromuscular disorders have no cure, but treatments may improve the symptoms, increase mobility and quality of life.
Tulane Doctors provides advanced diagnostic testing to diagnose neuromuscular disorders; these include:
- Nerve conduction studies
- Routine and single fiber electromyography
- Skin biopsy for determination of small fiber nerve density
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