Clinical Neurosciences Center
Neurology - Neuromuscular Disorders
The Neuromuscular Program strives to provide a diagnosis, improve care, outcome and quality of life for patients suffering from disorders of nerve and muscle. Our program includes the Neuromuscular Clinic, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, the Motor Neuron Disease Clinic and the EMG Laboratory.
As a team, we work together to diagnose your condition by evaluating numbness and weakness and determining if these symptoms are caused by diseases of nerve, neuromuscular junction, or muscle. We also conduct significant research to guide treatment decisions to the latest treatment options.
The Neuromuscular Clinic focuses on peripheral neuropathies, disorders of the nerve-muscle junction, and disorders of muscle. The Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic is sponsored by the MDA and addresses 40 disorders, including dystrophies and hereditary neuropathies. The Motor Neuron Disease Clinic is a MDA sponsored regional multidisciplinary care clinic that sees patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The EMG laboratory has state of the art equipment and is used to help diagnose disorders of nerve and muscle. We also work with pathologists to interpret muscle biopsies.
We understand that being diagnosed with nerve and muscle disorders, particularly ALS or muscular dystrophies, can be very difficult for both the patient and family, and we are here to help.
- NMO trials
Status: Active, not recruiting