Treating Neuromuscular Diseases
We know that having a neuromuscular disease can be a challenge not only for our patients, but also for their families. At Providence, we provide highly advanced and innovative care to help slow the progression of neuromuscular diseases and help our patients maintain their quality of life.
Why Choose Us for Your Neuromuscular Disease Care?
We’re by your side with care for your mind, body and spirit as you and your loved ones navigate the life changes that can come with a neuromuscular condition. Learn why thousands of patients trust us every year to treat their neuromuscular disease.
More About Neuromuscular Diseases
Neuromuscular diseases affect the nerves and muscles. They can make it difficult for you to control your movements, causing weakness and a lack of coordination. You may fall frequently or have a hard time getting up after sitting. Some of these conditions can also cause problems with speech, swallowing and breathing.
The diagnosis, treatment and management of these diseases are best coordinated by neurologists with subspecialty training and expertise in neuromuscular medicine. Some examples of the types of neuromuscular diseases we diagnose and treat include:
- Motor neuron diseases
- ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS)
- Myopathies (muscle diseases)
- Inclusion body myositis
- Metabolic myopathies
- Muscular dystrophy
- Necrotizing myopathy
- Neuromuscular junction diseases
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Myasthenia gravis
- Peripheral neuropathies (peripheral nerve diseases)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Diabetic polyneuropathy
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Ulnar neuropathy
Testing and Diagnostics
Your neurological team will use the most advanced methods to diagnose your neuromuscular disease. These may include one or more of the following:
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Lab testing
- Nerve conduction studies
Personalized Treatment for Neuromuscular Diseases
Neuromuscular diseases have many symptoms, and they can vary by patient. Your care team works with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your health and personal needs. Your plan may include one or more of the following:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Respiratory therapy
- Speech therapy
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Meet the Team
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.