Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular Disease Services Offered In Alpharetta, GA

Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular Disease Services Offered In Alpharetta, GA

About Neuromuscular Disease

A neuromuscular disease can develop when there’s dysfunction in the affected muscles or nerves, or communication issues between the nerves and muscles. Many types of neuromuscular diseases stem from genetic factors. You may also be at an increased risk of developing a neuromuscular disease if you have an autoimmune disorder. Common types of neuromuscular diseases include:

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

  • Inflammatory and hereditary myopathies Dr. Greene provides onsite as well as telehealth evaluations and diagnostic services to aid in identifying the type of condition you have. Dr. Greene may also recommend diagnostic testing, including nerve conduction studies (NCS and electromyography (EMG) to evaluate the electrical activity in your muscles and nerves.

    Neuromuscular Disease Q & A

    What are the symptoms of neuromuscular disease?

  • Muscle cramps
  • Numbness and/or tingling
  • Muscle twitching
  • Loss of balance
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Difficulty swallowing and/or breathing

    How is neuromuscular disease treated? Dr. Greene tailors a care plan to manage your existing symptoms and prevent a neuromuscular disease from worsening.

    Depending on the type of disease you have, your care plan may include:

  • Pain relievers
  • Immune-suppressing medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Use of assistive devices

  • Greene Neurological and Medical Consulting continues to monitor your treatment during follow-up appointments to ensure your symptoms are well-controlled and your quality of life is improved.