We treat neuromuscular disorders in our clinic. These are disorders that can negatively impact muscle control, making it hard to control how someone moves parts of the body like their legs. In some patients it impacts only part of the body, while others experience problems overall.
These disorders can make it difficult to enjoy full mobility or to live life without discomfort. Some people find that they are unable to work, care for their children or do any of their favorite things. Treatment can help. This makes it important to visit our clinic for help as quickly as possible.
Types of neuromuscular disorders
Neuromuscular disorders can involve the spinal cord, muscle cells, nerve cells and even the metabolism.
Since there are several types of disorders, the symptoms a patient will experience can be highly varied. They will differ based on the area of the body that is impacted and how severe the condition is. In general, symptoms may include:
- Numbness and tingling
- Loss of muscle control
- Week or painful muscles
- Cramping and stiffness
- Ongoing pain
- Joints freezing
Some of the treatment options include:
- Surgery. In some situations, surgery will be necessary in order to restore function or mobility.
- Medications. Some drugs have proven effective to manage the symptoms associated with neuromuscular disorders and to reduce any discomfort caused by them.
- Therapy. Physical therapy, speech therapy, and other forms of alternative medicine can be useful when done in conjunction with taking medication.
A comprehensive approach
We understand that each patient is different and because of that, a treatment that works for one patient may not work for the next. We take a comprehensive approach to ensure that whatever is necessary, our patients have access to it. This may involve doing things like taking medication but also benefiting from physical therapy. Ultimately, our goal is to help our patients live as full of a life as possible so we will continue to make recommendations and adjustments to the treatment if we feel it can be improved over time. We become our patients partner in health, looking at treatments as something that needs to work right away but also needs to be managed long-term.
For patients who have struggled with a disorder for years, it is important to remember that things do change. New treatments and medications may become available that are more effective than ones currently being taken or tried before. There needs to be an openness to try new things to see if they can produce better results. We have an open mind in our office and regularly recommend that our patients try new treatment solutions that have been found to help. Our focus is on results so we adjust based on the goal of helping our patients to live their best life.
Learn more about the various treatment solutions that we can implement and our approach to health care by scheduling a consultation today. We look forward to being of further assistance to you.