Neuromuscular Disorders

The Neuromuscular Division of the Department of Neurology consists of physicians, nurses, and technical staff that focus on the diagnosis and treatment of people with diseases of peripheral nerves, muscles and the neuromuscular junction. Neuromuscular diseases include peripheral neuropathies, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, the muscular dystrophies, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Our clinics are supported by funding from the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS Association of Georgia. The Neuromuscular Division includes the electrodiagnostic laboratory (nerve conduction studies and electromyography or "EMG"), which performs > 1500 diagnostic studies per year. The Emory Neuromuscular Laboratory prepares and interprets nerve and muscle biopsy tissue from patients within the Emory system, and serves as a regional referral laboratory for nerve and muscle pathology for Atlanta and the Southeast. Faculty members within the Neuromuscular Division are active investigators in both basic and clinical research, focusing on disorders of nerves, motor neurons, and muscles.

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