The Neuro-Muscular Section Head is Alan Pestronk, M.D.
Visit the Neuromuscular website here: neuromuscular.wustl.edu
The Neuromuscular Clinic sees over 2,000 outpatients a year. Specific diseases treated include: ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease, muscle disorders, including muscular dystrophy and myositis, nerve disorders, including peripheral neuropathies and pain, and myasthenia gravis. Most other patients have disorders of muscles or peripheral nerves and some have ataxia and spinal cord disorders.
Because of the interrelatedness of all these neuromuscular diseases, the Neuromuscular Clinic is supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and is a designated ALS/MDA clinic. We provide a full range of services, including electrodiagnostic testing, medical, physical, and occupational therapy, as well as respiratory and nutritional care. Patients may also receive orthotics, social work services, medical and rehabilitation supplies, and wheelchair evaluations.
FOR AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (314) 362-6981
Patients must be referred by their attending physician or another neurologist, and are seen at the Center for Advanced Medicine (Forest Park & Euclid), 6th Floor. Parking is in the North Garage on Euclid Avenue. The neuromuscular consultants include seven full-time faculty physicians. New patients will be assigned a physician. After the initial visit, they may continue to see the same physician.
New patients - What to Expect
A diagnosis or reason for referral
NEUROMUSCULAR CLINICAL SERVICES
Although the life expectancy of an ALS patient averages about two to five years from the time of diagnosis, many people live with quality for five years and more. About twenty percent of people with ALS live five years or more, and five percent will live 20 years. There are people in whom ALS has stopped progressing and a small number of people in whom the symptoms of ALS reversed. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. It can strike anyone.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association supports services and research, not only for the muscular dystrophies, but for related diseases, including motor neuron diseases such as ALS, metabolic diseases of the muscle, diseases of peripheral nerves, and myopathies, such as Myasthenia Gravis.
Electrodiagnostic (EMG) Testing
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