Managing a neuromuscular disorder can be challenging for everyone involved. But you’re not alone. At Palo Alto Medical Foundation, we offer assistance every step of the way, from diagnosis through lifelong management of the disease.
Neuromuscular conditions, which include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and myasthenia gravis, affect the nerves that control voluntary muscle action and the nerves that send signals to and from the brain. Symptoms may include muscle weakness and atrophy, pain, imbalance, numbness and movement problems. Although some neuromuscular diseases have genetic or autoimmune links, others have no known cause.
Specialists at PAMF provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for neuromuscular disorders, from medication and pain management to advanced therapies. PAMF doctors also participate in clinical research to work towards a cure. We’ll partner with you to find the best care plan to manage your condition and to help you live a full, satisfying life.