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Neuromuscular Medicine

What is Neuromuscular Medicine? Neuromuscular medicine is a branch of neurology that specializes in the understanding, evaluation, and management of disorders affecting the nerves, muscles, or neuromuscular junctions. Neuromuscular medicine is practiced by neurologists, pediatric neurologists, and physiatrists who have completed a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases and electromyography after completing medical school and residency in their respective fields.

Conditions managed by Neuromuscular Medicine

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Stiff person syndrome

Source: Neuromuscular Medicine. (n.d.). AAMC Careers in Medicine. Retrieved May 31, 2022, from https://www.aamc.org/cim/explore-options/specialty-profiles/neuromuscular-medicine