Neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that control muscles and the nerves that communicate sensory information back to the brain. Neurons send and receive electrical messages to and from the body to help control voluntary muscle movements. When the neurons become unhealthy or die, communication between the nervous system and muscles breaks down.
There are many neuromuscular disorders, these disorders result in muscle weakness and fatigue that progress over time. Some neuromuscular disorders have symptoms that begin in infancy, while others may appear in childhood or even adulthood. Symptoms will depend on the type of neuromuscular disorder and the areas of the body that are affected.
Some symptoms common to neuromuscular disorders include:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle loss
- Movement issues
- Balance problems
- Numbness, tingling or painful sensations
- Droopy eyelids
- Double vision
- Trouble swallowing
- Trouble breathing
We can help you obtain an accurate diagnosis of a type of Neuromuscular disease and we can begin treatment as soon as possible.