Neuromuscular disorders impact the functioning of muscles, arising from issues with nerves and muscles in the body. The primary and often recognizable symptom of these disorders is muscle weakness. Neurons play a crucial role in transmitting electrical signals to and from the body, facilitating the control of voluntary muscles. When neurons become compromised or cease to function, the communication between the nervous system and muscles breaks down. Mayo Clinic neurologists conduct thorough assessments of these diseases, employing electrodiagnostic studies and other relevant tests. Conditions and symptoms associated with neuromuscular diseases include...
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease