Neuromuscular diseases can cause pain, weakness, numbness, and sometimes more severe symptoms such as difficulty talking, eating, or breathing. Examples include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; also called Lou Gehrig's disease), myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, neck or back pain due to nerve compression, and other diseases that cause myopathy (muscle weakness) and neuropathy (nerve pain and weakness). These symptoms may also be caused by traumatic nerve injuries.
The Neuromuscular Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center features neurologists who are highly experienced in the evaluation and management of patients with neuromuscular diseases. They understand how debilitating the symptoms of these illnesses can be and how they impair quality of life. Our neurologists work together with their colleagues in other departments at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell to provide comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic, and supportive care to patients with neuromuscular diseases, as well as support and guidance for their families.