Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular diseases are diseases that affect the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system consists of your nerves, muscles, and the neuromuscular junction in between. This type of junction is called a synapse. Your peripheral nervous system enables you to move about, interact, and communicate with your environment. It allows you to gather information, as when sensing temperature, send that information to your brain for analysis, and carry out the actions your brain chooses.

The Mount Sinai Health System is highly experienced in the diagnosis and care of patients with neuromuscular disease. We perform nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography, musculoskeletal radiology, and nerve and muscle biopsy, using the most advanced techniques and technology. We also have laboratory facilities on site for clinical testing.

Rehabilitation specialists are important members of our neuromuscular disease team and will help you maintain or regain your function and movement. If your disease is of a genetic nature, we have genetic counselors available to help you understand genetic diseases and help you access specific testing and therapies.

To make an appointment, please call neurologists David M. Simpson, MD, at 212-241-8748, or Mark A. Sivak, MD, at 212-241-7076.

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