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Neuromuscular Diseases

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Neuromuscular Disease refers to the many conditions that affect how the brain communicates with the muscles. It can take many forms, but the general issue is similar: the muscles are not responding to the intended signals. This can take the form of spasms to paralysis and everything in between. Unfortunately, such a disease can lead to full debilitation. Some of the specific diseases include Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

There are a several potential signs that a patient is starting to suffer from a neuromuscular disease. These include sensations of tingling, numbness, or pain in the muscles. Some patients notice an odd reduction in muscle strength without an obvious cause. Others suffer through symptoms of muscle spasms or twitching. These potential warning signs depend on the specific condition. Regardless, it takes an official diagnosis from a trained neurologist to begin discussing possible management.

It is impossible to protect yourself from all possible causes. Neuromuscular disease can be caused by many different factors. These include autoimmune disorders, muscle inflammation, benign tumors, or even genetic mutations from birth. If you suspect that you could be suffering from a neuromuscular disease, the best course of action is to speak to a doctor immediately. You do not have to go through this experience alone. The staff at Neurology Partners of Hudson County can be there with you, every step of the way.