Neuromuscular disorders generally affect the nerves that take control over voluntary muscles and the nerves that send/communicate sensory information back to the brain. Neurons (nerve cells) receive and send electrical messages to and from the body to help control the voluntary muscles. When the neurons die or become unhealthy, the communication between the nervous system and muscles breaks down. Consequently, muscles weaken and waste away.
In such cases, it is extremely difficult for the patient to control movement in the affected area, for instance arms or legs. This condition may tend to be progressive in nature and leads to muscle weakness and fatigue. Neuromuscular disorders are generally caused by genetic reasons or due to abnormal immune response, inflammation and tumor. At times there is no known cause for the onset of this condition. Muscular dystrophies, peripheral motor neuron diseases and myopathies are few conditions caused by neuromuscular disorder.
There are hundreds of neuromuscular disorders, many with subtypes related to specific genetic causes. Although some disorders look similar, most require unique treatment strategies.
Signs and Symptoms of neuromuscular disorder include:
At Citi Neuro Centre, our professional team has years of experience to comprehensively evaluate, accurately diagnose and correctly treat varied types of neuromuscular disorders.
Here are comprehensive services offered by our expert specialists to treat neuromuscular disorders: