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Neuromuscular disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy (MD) and myasthenia gravis (MG), affect the nerve endings, or neurons, in the brain and spinal cord. Neurons control body movements by sending messages to the muscles. When neurons are damaged, however, they cannot send the right messages, and muscles weaken and eventually waste away. Although most neuromuscular disorders are incurable, treatment can help manage symptoms, relieve pain and improve quality of life.
Neuromuscular diseases are those that affect the muscles and/or their direct nervous system control, problems with central nervous control can cause either spasticity or some degree of paralysis (from both lower and upper motor neuron disorders), depending on the location and the nature of the problem.
Dr. Bansal is fellowship trained and board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine which allows her to utilize the clinical exam with supportive tools such as EMGs to diagnose neuromuscular conditions including, but not limited to, back pain, Mysasthenia Gravis, ALS, and with a special interest in helping alleviate pain with Neuropathy.