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Neuromuscular Diseases

We treat all diseases that are considered neuromuscular including Muscular Dystrophy. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping you. We even offer a dedicated Muscular Dystrophy Clinic three Fridays of every month. This means you can meet with our physicians, occupational therapists, orthotists, nutritionist, respiratory therapist and a representative from the MDA in one visit. By offering this group of experts we ensure that you will receive the best treatment.

What are neuromuscular diseases?

Disorders that affect diverse parts of the nervous systems involved in muscle control or the recognition of skin peripheral stimuli as different sensations. They can involve different levels: brain, spinal cord, nerve, neuromuscular junction or muscle.

Neuromuscular diseases we treat include:

Motor neuron disorders:

  • ALS
  • Kennedy's disease
  • Spinal muscle atrophy
  • Others


  • Autoimmune neuropathies
  • Chemotherapy-related neuropathies
  • CIDP
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Inherited neuropathies: Charcot  Marie Tooth (CMT)
  • Nutritional deficiency neuropathy: B12, B6, B1
  • Small-fiber neuropathy
  • Toxic neuropathy: alcohol, heavy metals
  • Others


  • Brachial plexopathies
  • Lumbosacral plexopathies


  • Cervical and lumbosacral

Neuromuscular junction disorders:

  • Botulism
  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis

Muscle disorders-myopathies:

  • Congenital myopathies
  • Inflammatory myopathies: dermatomyositis, polymyositis, inclusion body myositis
  • Metabolic myopathies: McArdle disease
  • Muscular dystrophies: Duchenne, Becker's myotonic dystrophy, FSHD, Emery-dreyfuss, others
  • Myotonic disorders

Other disorders:

  • Ataxias
  • Cramp-fasciculation syndrome
  • Stiff-person syndrome

To schedule an appointment with one of our neuromuscular specialists, please call (573) 882-1515.



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    3rd Floor (East)
    Columbia, MO 65212-0001


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Neuroscience Awards and Accreditations


The Missouri Stroke Program has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.       

In 2015, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services designated the Missouri Stroke Program as one of the state’s first Level I Missouri State Time Critical Diagnosis Centers, the highest recognition a hospital can receive for its stroke program.

The Missouri Stroke Program has received the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from Get With The Guidelines®, a hospital-based quality improvement program developed by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

The Missouri Stroke Program has also been named to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll.


The Missouri Epilepsy Program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Center as a Level 4 epilepsy center.