Every day, muscle-debilitating diseases including muscular dystrophy, take away the ability to walk, run, talk, laugh, play and even breathe without assistance.
Neuromuscular diseases affect the nerves and muscles, and may cause weakness, pain, or loss of muscle control. Diseases include the following and more:
- ALS / Lou's Gehrig's Disease
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
If you or a loved one is struggling with muscular dystrophy, we offer one-stop care that streamlines the services you need to improve your condition and live life to its fullest.
You will see experts in a range of specialties who will personalize the care you need to preserve your mobility and strength for as long as possible.
Although muscular dystrophy has no cure yet, Nebraska Medicine's experts will provide treatment options to help you maintain the most active life possible, while reducing or preventing complications caused by muscular dystrophy.
Reasons To Come to Nebraska Medicine for Neuromuscular Care:
Comprehensive Care Using a Team Approach
You will receive care by an experienced, multidisciplinary team of specialists who will work together to manage your disease. Our dedicated team of neurology specialists carefully review the needs of each individual and coordinate care with medical professionals who share in the management of the disease, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedic services, nutritional services, speech therapy, neuropsychology, social services, neuro-ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology and palliative care.
Save Time and Avoid Logistical Hassles
In one visit, you can meet with your doctor, who specializes in treating neuromuscular diseases, as well as other members of the team who will likely be an intricate part of your care, including a physical or occupational therapist, nutritionist and others.
Personalized Support Plan
You will receive a comprehensive and personalized care plan customized for your needs as you manage your disease. Members of the muscular dystrophy team will ensure you and your family get the emotional and psychological support that you need, as well as education, counseling and other assistance you need to face the many challenges associated with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. Our goal is to help you maintain your independence for as long as possible and provide the best quality of life possible.
Clinical Trial Access
Our physicians are very involved in research and clinical trials. We encourage patients to participate in our clinical trials, as it can provide access to new and promising therapies before they are available elsewhere.