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Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Disease Center

Loyola Medicine provides expert diagnosis and treatment of complex neuromuscular disorders at our world-class Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Disease Center.

Neuromuscular and peripheral disorders affect your motor neurons and sensory nerves, which govern your voluntary muscles and convey information such as pain, temperature, touch, vibration and position. Peripheral neuropathy and neuromuscular disease can be both genetic and caused by gene mutations, taking on many different forms requiring expert diagnosis and care.

Our Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Disease Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of experts, which includes neurologists who are board certified in neurophysiology, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists and rehabilitation specialists.  Regardless of the severity of your condition, our team works with you to develop a diagnosis and treatment plan that is right for you. We are skilled at evaluating patients with even the most complex neuromuscular disorders, including:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autonomic neuropathies
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathies
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myopathy
  • Neuromuscular junction disorders
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Post-polio muscular atrophy
  • Small fiber neuropathy
  • Toxic neuropathy, caused by poison exposure

How are Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Diseases Diagnosed?

In addition to understanding your symptoms, your neurologist will take a detailed personal and medical history and conduct a comprehensive neurological examination. In addition, our expert team will utilize sophisticated imaging tests and state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies, which may include:

  • Electroneuromyography, or EMG
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Nerve biopsy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS

Specialized neuropathologists, who work closely with your team to recommend the appropriate treatment, interpret the results of your imaging tests.

Neuromuscular and peripheral nerve disorders require expert care. U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola’s Neurology & Neurosurgery departments as high performing in its 2014-15 Best Hospitals rankings, confirming that Loyola has the expertise and volume to provide the care you need.