Neuromuscular Center Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to Neuromuscular Center frequently asked questions.

What Are Neuromuscular Disorders?

Neuromuscular conditions are disorders of the muscles or peripheral nervous system (rather than the central nervous system) that affect the function of muscles and can cause discomfort and limited movement.

What Are The Different Types of Neuromuscular Disorders?

Neuromuscular disorders are typically categorized by the nerve or muscle system or function that is affected. Some are diseases of the nerve-muscle junction, of the peripheral nerves, or motor neurons. Some are muscular disorders like that are either genetic or acquired.

How Are Neuromuscular Disorders Diagnosed?

Neuromuscular disorders are identified through a review of a patient’s medical history, a physical examination, and through certain screens and tests. When symptoms of a neuromuscular disorder develop, a primary care physician may refer a patient to our specialist, who will begin a diagnostic process.

How Are Neuromuscular Disorders Treated?

Many neuromuscular disorders are treated on an outpatient basis. If symptoms become acute, an inpatient treatment at Miami Valley Hospital may be required. 

The type of treatment is different for each patient, as each has unique circumstances and medical history. The types of treatment we offer include drug therapy, physical and occupational therapy, specialist referrals, prosthetics, and pain management.

What Types of Neuromuscular Disorders Are Treated at the CNSI Neuromuscular Center?

The trained specialist at the Neuromuscular Center are experienced in the treatment of a wide range of neuromuscular disorders like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, and neuropathy.

While there is no cure for these diseases, we have a number of treatment options available.

Why Should Patients Choose CNSI’s Neuromuscular Center For Their Care?

Our skilled, professional staff strives to provide patient-centered care with compassion and kindness.

The Neuromuscular Center has electromyography capability, and is working toward beginning clinical trials and becoming lab-certified. For patients, that means high-quality care close to home by trained specialist who utilize their skills to help build a healthier community.