Neuromuscular disorders can cause debilitating muscle weakness and other issues that may eventually become life-threatening. Dr. Habib Khan is a highly respected and skilled neurologist who has extensive experience in diagnosing and effectively treating neuromuscular disorders. He leads the team at Arizona Institute of Neurology and Polysomnography in Casa Grande, Arizona, and is well-known for delivering the latest and best in neurological care in a warm and patient-focused environment. Schedule your visit today.
Neuromuscular disorders affect the function of your muscles and are due to problems with the health of your peripheral nervous system and how those nerves interact with your muscles.
Some of the more familiar neuromuscular disorders include:
Symptoms vary widely, depending on the type of disorder you have and where the damaged nerves and muscles are located. The one symptom all have in common, however, is progressive muscle weakness and muscle fatigue that can eventually threaten your ability to digest food, walk, or breathe.
Otherwise, symptoms common to neuromuscular disorders may include:
Your evaluation at Arizona Institute of Neurology and Polysomnography starts with a thorough exam, a careful review of your medical history, and a detailed discussion of your symptoms.
Depending on the exam findings and your symptoms, Dr. Khan may recommend several diagnostic studies, including:
Treatment goals include relieving your symptoms, delaying the progression of the disease, and enhancing your quality of life through medications, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Dr. Khan may also recommend lifestyle changes such as an improved diet to boost your nutritional status.
Schedule your evaluation today with Dr. Khan at Arizona Institute of Neurology and Polysomnography.