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Why choose us for neuromuscular care?

BJC HealthCare works with Washington University physicians, BJC Medical Group, and providers across the region to deliver extraordinary care. Patients who visit our neuromuscular team have access to a full range of advanced services. We work with multiple specialists to ensure you receive comprehensive care to increase your quality of life with a neuromuscular disorder.

We offer:

  • Access to specialists: Neuromuscular disorders can affect multiple aspects of your health. Our neuromuscular specialists work with neurorehabilitation therapists, pathologists, cardiologists, orthotics experts and social workers. This team approach helps ensure you receive the full range of services you need.

  • Recognized expertise: The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has designated us as an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/MDA clinic. This designation highlights our holistic, comprehensive care that includes electrodiagnostic testing, nutrition services, wheelchair evaluations and more.

  • Extensive experience: The neurologists who perform electrodiagnostic studies are all board certified and have expertise in both electrodiagnosis and neuromuscular diseases. They consult on nerve and muscle disorders, including whether you could benefit from electrodiagnostic testing.

  • Subspecialty care: After your initial visit with your clinic, you have access to additional subspecialty care. We treat a range of rare disorders such as inclusion body myositis, amyloid disorders and spinal muscular atrophy.

Neuromuscular disorders treated

Neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that control voluntary muscles. When these nerves are disrupted, it becomes difficult or impossible to control movements in the affected areas, such as arms or legs.

We treat a wide range of neuromuscular disorders, including:

  • ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Myasthenia gravis

  • Myositis 

  • Neuropathy 

Testing for neuromuscular disorders

Electrodiagnostic testing can help establish a diagnosis for disorders affecting nerves and muscles. It also helps distinguish between problems that are caused by peripheral nerves (nerves outside the brain and spinal cord) from those that are caused by a disorder in the central nervous system (nerves within the brain and spinal cord).

Each year, thousands of patients receive electrodiagnostic testing with our neuromuscular experts. Available tests include:

  • Autonomic testing

  • Electromyography (EMG)

  • Nerve and muscle ultrasound 

  • Nerve conduction studies

  • Quantitative sensory testing (QST)

  • Repetitive nerve stimulation

  • Single-fiber EMG

Schedule your appointment

Call  (314) 362-9355  or  (800) 392-0936  to schedule your appointment with a specialist.

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