Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders
Minimizing disability and maximizing quality of life depends upon accurate diagnosis and prompt, appropriate treatment of nerve disease and neuromuscular disorders. Yet because symptoms of neuromuscular disorders overlap and mimic those of several diseases, diagnosis can be difficult and often delayed. In addition to a neurological history, examination, and specialized laboratory tests, neuromuscular specialists at Cleveland Clinic rely upon diagnostic investigations such as EMG, the Autonomic Laboratory, Spinal Fluid Analysis, Muscle and Nerve Biopsies and the Peripheral Nerve Injury Program.
- The Peripheral Nerve and Plexus Surgery Program (PNPSP) at Cleveland Clinic's Neurological Institute is a specialized multidisciplinary clinic designed to diagnose and treat brachial and lumbosacral plexus disorders, and focal neuropathies of the upper and lower extremities, including peripheral nerve tumors, trauma, and entrapment.