When you want to move a voluntary muscle in your body, such as the muscles in your legs or arms, your nerves send a message to that muscle telling it to move. Certain diseases and disorders can make it difficult or impossible for your nerves to send those messages, making movement hard.
Common neuromuscular diseases and disorders include:
- ALS (Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).
- Multiple sclerosis.
- Muscular dystrophy.
- Parkinson's disease.
If you are suffering from these or another neuromuscular disorder, a neurologist can monitor your condition and offer treatments to slow the progression of your disorder or improve your quality of life. Ask your primary care physician or another provider involved in your care to refer you to our office.