The peripheral nervous system consists of numerous components, including muscles, nerves, and synapses. These components are essential for transmitting information to the brain for analysis. If any of the components of the peripheral nervous system are damaged, you may suffer from neuromuscular disorders. The Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology Institute of Austin is led by neurological experts who use the most up-to-date diagnostic tools to identify and treat the root cause of your neuromuscular disorders.
Neuromuscular Disorders FAQs
What are neuromuscular disorders?
The term “neuromuscular disorders” covers a wide range of diseases that affect the peripheral nervous system, which is responsible for transmitting important information about the environment to the brain for analysis. If the nerves, muscles, or synapses of the peripheral nervous system are damaged, your spinal cord and brain can’t communicate effectively with the rest of the body, leading to progressive muscle weakness and other problems. In order to effectively treat or manage neuromuscular disorders, the medical provider must perform a thorough evaluation to identify the root cause.
How are neuromuscular
The Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology Institute of Austin performs a thorough evaluation to diagnose the root cause of your neuromuscular disorders. Our medical providers will discuss your symptoms, review your medical history, perform physical examinations, and administer nerve conduction study tests, which will reveal problems associated with the insulation of the nerves or nerve fibers. The medical provider may also perform muscle and skin biopsies and EMG tests. After a thorough consultation and evaluation, the medical provider will determine the root cause of your neuromuscular disorders.
What are the treatments for
The Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology Institute of Austin is led by highly-skilled and trained medical providers that understand the treatments of various neuromuscular disorders. Our neurological experts curate highly personalized treatment plans according to your unique condition. The treatment plan may include medical therapy, pain medications, immunosuppressive drugs, and assistive devices. If you experience considerable muscle weakness or other signs and symptoms of neuromuscular disorders, please schedule a consultation at our neurological center in Austin.