When nerves fail to function properly, your entire body can feel off balance, causing everything from chronic pain to muscle weakness to the inability to control your muscles. These symptoms are typically the result of neuromuscular diseases. Neuromuscular diseases impact the peripheral nervous system, which includes the motor and sensory nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord with other parts of the body.
The team at the Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic specializes in addressing neuromuscular diseases. Specifically, they diagnose and treat nerve, plexus and spinal root injuries, as well as peripheral autonomic nervous system disorders, such as familial dysautonomia.
Neurologists with the Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic care for the complete spectrum of neuromuscular disorders, including:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dejerine-Sottas disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Mononeuropathy multiplex
- Muscular dystrophy, including myotonic dystrophy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Post-polio syndrome
- Spinal muscular atrophy
Our clinicians are experienced in developing tailored neuromuscular treatment plans to manage these conditions. One of these treatments may include the administration of botulinum toxin (BOTOX). If you require this type of treatment, neurologists at the UK Botulinum Toxin Treatment Clinic will work with you to find relief from various conditions, including blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia, voice and spastic disorders, and writer’s cramp.
If you or a loved one is living with a neuromuscular disorder, neuromuscular doctors with Kentucky Neuroscience Institute can offer the latest and most sophisticated care options. UK HealthCare’s ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic earned accreditation as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence from the ALS Association. This honor is awarded to facilities that demonstrate competency meeting the clinical care and treatment standards set forth by the ALS Association. These facilities must also take part in ALS research and a comprehensive site review.
Additionally, the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute is ranked 44th in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and several of our physicians are named to the Best Doctors in America List for 2019.