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Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular diseases affect the nerves and muscles of the body as well as the communication between them. 

Common Symptoms of Neuromuscular Diseases

  • Muscle weakness or muscle loss 
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Double vision
  • Trouble swallowing or breathing
  • Trouble walking

Conditions/Diseases We Diagnose and Treat

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, radial neuropathy, peroneal neuropathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy including diabetic polyneuropathy, Charcot - Marie - Tooth disease, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Myopathy (muscle disease)
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Common Treatment Options

  • Medications for immune conditions or neuropathic pain
  • Surgical procedures including carpal tunnel release
  • Physical and occupational therapy

MetroHealth Expertise 

MetroHealth physicians specialize in providing diagnostic testing that is utilized in developing the best course of treatment including:

  • Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction tests
  • Neuromuscular ultrasound
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy
  • Skin biopsy

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