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Improving Quality of Life for Patients

For patients suffering from disorders of nerve and muscle, the Neuromuscular Program strives to:

  • provide a diagnosis,
  • improve care,
  • improve outcomes, and
  • improve quality of life.

Our program includes the Neuromuscular Clinic, the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, the Motor Neuron Disease Clinic, and the EMG Laboratory.

As a team, we work together to diagnose your condition by evaluating numbness and weakness and determining if these symptoms are caused by diseases of:

  • nerve,
  • neuromuscular junction, or
  • muscle.

We also conduct significant research to guide treatment decisions to the latest treatment options.

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Clinics & Specialties

Muscular Dystrophy Clinic

The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic is sponsored by the MDA and addresses 40 disorders, including dystrophies and hereditary neuropathies.

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Motor Neuron Disease/ALS Clinic

The Motor Neuron Disease/ALS Clinic is an MDA-sponsored and ALS Association clinic that sees patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other disorders.

Learn about the Clinic

Neuromuscular Clinic

The Neuromuscular Clinic focuses on peripheral neuropathies, disorders of the nerve-muscle junction, and disorders of muscle.

EMG Laboratory

The EMG laboratory has state of the art equipment and is used to help diagnose disorders of nerve and muscle. We also work with pathologists to interpret muscle biopsies.

Treatment & Testing

Many patients with neuromuscular disorders will have a test called an electrodiagnostic study. These tests allow doctors to see how well your nerves work and communicate with your muscles. Learn more about electrodiagnostic studies.

Before and after pictures of patient Amanda Rush who experienced paralysis on one side of her face before seeking treatment

Hear from Our Patients

Amanda Rush woke up one morning with an annoying twitch in one eye. Except this twitch didn't seem to go away. As time went on, the twitch turned into one that was impossible to hide. She had a condition called hemifacial spasm. Paralysis caused her to drool constantly, she spoke with a lisp, and she couldn't articulate her words. She started to withdraw from most of her life, spiraling into fear, anxiety, and self-loathing. After meeting with a neurologist, she was referred to a neurosurgeon who could effectively treat her condition with a minimally invasive procedure at U of U Health.