Neuromuscular Disorders

330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-3090

Treatment for Neuromuscular Diseases

Dr. Pushpa Narayanaswami with a patientThe Division of Neuromuscular Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) provides world-class diagnostic, therapeutic, and supportive care to people living with neuromuscular disease. We’re focused on delivering collaborative, patient-centered care using evidence-based research to inform our practice.

Our team specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting muscle and nerve function, including:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases of motor neurons
  • Inherited and acquired neuropathies
  • Myasthenia gravis and disorders of the neuromuscular junction
  • Muscular dystrophies and myopathies
  • Nerve injury

The department also offers comprehensive neurodiagnostic studies.

Our Specialties 

If you or a loved one is suffering with a neuromuscular condition we are here to help. Our expertise spans the vast spectrum of neuromuscular disease, including:

Nerve Disorders
  • Acquired neuropathies including Guillain Barre syndrome (“AIDP”), CIDP
  • Inherited neuropathies including Charcot Marie Tooth disease
  • Brachial plexus disorders including brachial neuritis (Parsonage Turner syndrome)
  • Traumatic nerve injury
  • Compression of nerves including Ulnar neuropathy, median neuropathy (“carpal tunnel syndrome”), radial neuropathy and various other neuropathies
Motor Neuron Disorders
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Primary lateral sclerosis
  • Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP)
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Benign fasciculation/cramp disorders
Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
  • Myasthenia gravis and disorders of the neuromuscular junction
  • Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS)
  • Botulism
Muscle Disorders
  • Muscular dystrophies
    • Myotonic dystrophy
    • FSHD
    • Limb girdle muscular dystrophies
  • Myopathies (muscle diseases) including:
    • Inclusion body myositis (“IBM”)
    • Polymyositis
    • Inflammatory myositis
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Inherited muscle disorders
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