Neuromuscular Disorders 2016-08-19T10:00:10-05:00

Neuromuscular Disorders

UAMS Treats Neuromuscular Disorders

The Neurology Clinic at UAMS is home to one of the world’s best neuromuscular programs, including Arkansas’ first Muscular Dystrophy Association ALS Research Center.

We have world-class experts in every neuromuscular specialty and subspecialty, as well as active research programs in both the clinical and basic science aspects of neuromuscular disorders and diseases.

Neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that control your voluntary muscles, such as the ones you use to move your arms and legs. This can lead to twitching, cramps, aches and pains, as well as joint and movement problems. Neuromuscular disorders may also affect your heart function and ability to breathe.

Examples of neuromuscular disorders include:

Most neuromuscular disorders have no cure, so excellent medical treatment is crucial to ensure that you have the best quality of life. The goal of treatment is to improve symptoms, increase mobility and lengthen life.

Our Neurology Clinic’s ALS Research Center specializes in the evaluation and care of patients with ALS and other neuromuscular disorders.

Neurology referrals

To make an appointment, please call 501-686-8000.