Neuromuscular Diseases and Disorders

Neuromuscular conditions are complex because they can affect both motor skills and cognition. Regardless of the particular disease/disorder or the extent of its progression, Right at Home carers can help by offering:

Neuromuscular Information and Resources

  • Neuromuscular disorders are conditions affecting the nerves which pass from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, the muscles themselves, and the complex junction between each nerve and muscle (myasthenic conditions).
  • Most neuromuscular disorders cause weakness and it can sometimes be very difficult to identify the precise cause of the problem.
  • Many, but not all, neuromuscular disorders are inherited.
  • For various reasons, an affected individual might have no family history of a similar condition.
  • The spectrum of Neuromuscular diseases includes muscular dystrophies; in some cases these are severe and limit life expectancy, others are relatively mild.
  • For more information visit the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign website.

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