About Neuromuscular Medicine
Each year, 1.5 million Americans of all ages are treated for neuromuscular disorders. Neuromuscular medicine is a subspecialty of neurology that involves the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the nerve, muscle or neuromuscular junction. Symptoms of neuromuscular disorders often overlap and mimic those of several other neurological diseases. These often progressive nerve and muscle disorders can be debilitating to patients causing weakness, paralysis, respiratory distress and intractable pain. Treatment of complex neuromuscular conditions requires unique medical expertise and specialized care.