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Neuromuscular Disease

When Muscles Can’t Move

If you have a nerve or muscle disease that  severely limits your ability to move, Geisinger can help you manage your condition for a better quality of life.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) are among the better-known neuromuscular diseases. People from all over Pennsylvania are drawn to Geisinger by our reputation for comprehensive care of these and other progressive, debilitating diseases.

Geisinger’s fellowship-trained neurophysiologists and neurologists perform nerve and muscle biopsies and diagnostic tests in a sophisticated electrophysiology laboratory. These studies help specialists identify the cause, extent and treatment for:

  • Nerve pain after traumatic injury
  • Muscular dystrophy (MD)
  • ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Periodic paralysis

Whether you have just been diagnosed or your symptoms are advanced – even progressed to paralysis – we can help. Request an appointment with a Geisinger neuromuscular specialist.

Until There’s a Cure, There’s Geisinger

Geisinger is both a MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) and an ALS Society clinical site. Our clinics offer physical and occupational therapy, nutrition counseling, emotional support and access to clinical research trials, all key to improving quality of life for people with progressive neuromuscular diseases.