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Neuromuscular disorders interfere with the connection between your nervous system and your muscles, impacting your ability to move. Houston Methodist’s expert team brings compassion and innovation to individualized care for patients and families living with neuromuscular disorders.
Houston Methodist’s neuromuscular team includes world-renowned researchers and surgeons who have developed and continue to build novel pathways to treat neuromuscular disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
“Neuromuscular disorder” is a broad term that encompasses many conditions and diseases. The signs and symptoms vary by your personal history and the mechanism of the specific disorder, which may include:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) , or Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Mitochondrial disorders
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular dystrophy (MD)
- Myasthenia gravis (MG)
- Myositis, polymyositis
- Peripheral neuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)
- Pregnancy-related neuromuscular disorders
- Spinal cord, nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders
- Trigeminal neuralgia and facial nerve diseases
Our compassionate team will work with you to develop a personalized care plan based on your symptoms, condition and lifestyle. Together, we can help manage your condition and meet the challenges it brings.
Exceptional Care for Neuromuscular Disorders
How are neuromuscular disorders diagnosed?
For example, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) causes the nerve cells that control muscle movement to die gradually. As a result, muscles decrease in size. ALS can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages because its symptoms might resemble those of other neuromuscular disorders. While there is presently no cure, an accurate and early diagnosis can lead to treatments that slow the effects of the disease.
What treatments are available?
Our experts work together as a team to apply the latest therapies and deliver proactive treatments to help manage your condition and improve your quality of life.
What if I need advanced care or a second opinion?
Our experts provide precise diagnoses and personalized treatment plans for even the most complex neuromuscular disorders.