Neuromuscular disorders encompasses many diseases that either directly (via muscle pathology) or indirectly (via nerve pathology) impair the functioning of the muscles. Nerve and muscle diseases affect the muscles and their nervous control. Problems with nervous control can cause either spasticity or some degree of paralysis, depending on the severity of the problem. Additional symptoms of muscle disease may include muscular weakness, loss of muscular control, twitching, spasming, and muscle pain. Diagnostic procedures are necessary to reveal the type of muscular disorder causing symptoms.
Albany Medical Center is the only designated neuromuscular program in the area recognized by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We have physicians specifically trained who understand the complexities of neuromuscular disorders and the challenges that patients face.
|Dr. Matthew Murnane, neurologist at Albany Medical Center discusses Albany Med's neuromuscular disease program.|
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