Neuromuscular disorders, or disorders of the peripheral nervous system, are some of the most common diseases faced by our aging population. Neuromuscular disorders involve the motor neurons, nerve roots of the spine, brachial and lumbar plexus, neuromuscular junction and muscle. Patients seek help from a neuromuscular specialist for a variety of reasons, often with symptoms such as muscle weakness, imbalance, numbness and fatigue.
Types of neuromuscular disorders include:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Acute and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
Hereditary neuropathy (Charcot Marie Tooth disease)
Learn more about the available treatment and services at the UC Neuromuscular Center.