Neuromuscular Disorders

General Information

The Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic specializes in the evaluation and the newest treatment of the entire spectrum of neuromuscular disorders. The Program deals with the diagnosis and treatment  of nerve, plexus and spinal root injuries and their complications.  We also deal with injuries or illnesses of the peripheral autonomic nervous systems, such as familial dysautonomia. Some of the diseases treated include Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, Myotonic Dystrophy, Polymyositis, Myasthenia Gravis, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)The Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Treatment Clinic at the University of Kentucky began in 1989. The Neurologists have extensive experience with treating a wide range of conditions with botulinum toxin, in particular spasmodic torticollis (cervical dystonia). 

Treated Disorders Include: 

Nerve Disorders

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Charcot-Marie-Tooth

Dejerine-Sottas

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dysautonomias

Mononeuropathy Multiplex

Muscle Disorders

Polymyositis

Dermatomyositis

Muscular Dystrophy

Myotonic Dystrophy

Limb-girdle MD

Facio-scapulohumeral MD

 

Motor Neuron Disorders

Post Polio Syndrome

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

 

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

Myasthenia Gravis

Lambert-Eaton Syndrome

Botulism

 

Other

Blepharospasm

Writer's Cramp

Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)

Spasmodic Dysphoni

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