Neuromuscular Disorders

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)

Spinal muscular atrophy

Cervical radiculopathies

Lumbar radiculopathies

Acute and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy

Hereditary neuropathy (Charcot Marie Tooth disease)

Acquired neuropathies

Myasthenia gravis

Muscular dystrophy

Learn more about the available treatment and services at the UC Neuromuscular Center.

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