Neuromuscular disorders involve your muscles, peripheral nerves, or the connection between the two. In some cases, they occur when the neurons become unhealthy and can no longer communicate with your muscles, which in turn start to break down. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, spasms, limb pain, and muscle weakness, which may be acute, chronic or intermittent.
Managing a neuromuscular disorder can be challenging for everyone involved. At Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, we offer assistance every step of the way, from diagnosis through lifelong management of the disease.
Our neurologists provide expert consultations, neurodiagnostic testing and treatment for a full spectrum of neuromuscular disorders, including:
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myesthenia gravis
- Acute and chronic neuropathy
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease)
If you suspect you may have a neuromuscular disorder, we can help you pinpoint a diagnosis. Your doctor will perform a variety of tests that may include electromyography (EMG), a nerve conduction velocity test and a muscle or nerve biopsy.
Our specialists then provide a full range of treatment options, from medication and pain management services to advanced treatments. We also collaborate with some of the best physical and occupational therapists in the Sutter network.
Forbes Norris ALS Center
If you are diagnosed with ALS, we work closely with the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research and Treatment Center at California Pacific Medical Center to access the latest treatment options for your condition. You’ll also get the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials available at the center.