Neuromuscular Disorders

Neurology Specialists & Neuromuscular Medicine Providers located in Waxahachie, Mansfield and Mesquite, TX
Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular Disorders services offered in Waxahachie, Mansfield and Mesquite, TX

Neuromuscular disorders can drastically change your day-to-day life without proper treatment. The Neurology Care team specializes in diagnosing and treating neuromuscular disorders like peripheral neuropathy and muscular dystrophy. The team provides ongoing care to keep you physically active and free of pain so you can enjoy a high-quality, independent life. Call the office in Waxahachie, Mesquite, or Mansfield, Texas, to schedule a consultation for neuromuscular disorders, or book an appointment online today. 

Neuromuscular Disorders Q&A

What are neuromuscular disorders?

Neuromuscular disorders are conditions that affect your muscles and the nerves that control them. When there’s a disruption in the communication between your muscles and nerves, your muscles can become weak and eventually waste away.

You might be at risk for a neuromuscular disorder because of your genetic history or because of an underlying autoimmune disease. In some people, the root cause of a neuromuscular disorder is unknown.

Neurology Care provides comprehensive care for a range of neuromuscular conditions, including:

  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

While there’s no cure for many types of neuromuscular diseases, the team at Neurology Care provides personalized care to ease your symptoms, enhance your mobility, and preserve your quality of life.

When should I seek medical attention for neuromuscular disorders?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Neurology Care if you have symptoms of a neuromuscular disorder like:

  • Double vision
  • Balance problems
  • Muscle weakness or pain
  • Muscle cramps or twitching
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Difficulties breathing or swallowing

The team performs complete physical exams to check your muscle strength and reflexes. They may also order diagnostic tests like blood work, nerve conduction studies, or electromyography (EMG).

You may also need imaging tests like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) scans so that the team can get a closer look at your muscles and nerves.

More invasive procedures like a lumbar puncture or a muscle biopsy may be necessary to identify a neuromuscular disorder. Based on your testing results and the severity of your symptoms, the Neurology Care team creates a treatment plan to control your condition.

How are neuromuscular disorders treated?

Depending on your type of neuromuscular disorder, there may not be a cure. However, the Neurology Care team focuses on improving your mobility and quality of life with strategies like:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Surgery

Medications and other neuromuscular therapies are always moving forward. The team stays up to date on the latest advancements in medications and genetic therapies to support your long-term health.

You can expect to schedule follow-up visits with the team, so they can carefully monitor your progress with treatment and track the progression of a neuromuscular disorder.

Call the Neurology Care office near you to schedule a diagnostic evaluation or book an appointment online today.