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

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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EMG Accreditation

MetroHealth's Electromyography (EMG) laboratories at Main Campus, Old Brooklyn Medical Center, and Parma Medical Center recently received Laboratory Accreditation with Exemplary Status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

This represents MetroHealth's first accreditation with the AANEM and is the highest level that can be achieved.

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Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Daniel T. Benson, MD

Daniel T. Benson, MD


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Mankaran S. Sawhney, MD

Mankaran S. Sawhney, MD


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Marc D. Winkelman, MD

Marc D. Winkelman, MD


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