Treatments

Neuromuscular Disorder Treatments

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Treatments for neuromuscular disorders vary greatly depending on your specific condition, the severity of your symptoms and your overall health. Your physician will work with you to choose a treatment that best meets your health and lifestyle needs. Treatment options include:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Hyperhidrosis

When clinical strength antiperspirants can’t control excessive sweating, your physician may opt for:

  • Iontophoresis, a low-voltage current that “stuns” the sweat glands
  • Injection of botulinum toxin (Botox) to limit the nerve impulses to the sweat glands
  • Surgery through a minimally invasive procedure that removes the nerve cells that cause sweating

Myasthenia gravis (MG)

While there’s no cure for MG, there are several treatments that can help you manage the condition:

  • Medication, especially immunosuppressants
  • Surgery to remove the thymus gland
  • Infusions of immunoglobulin
  • Plasma exchange
  • Lifestyle changes, including dietary changes and avoiding getting overheated

Neuropathy

Radiculopathy

Sciatica

  • Rest
  • Physical therapy: Especially stretching, strengthening and conditioning
  • Medication: Pain, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxants
  • Spinal injections: To reduce swelling
  • Surgery
    • Microdiscectomy: Removing herniated disc fragments
    • Laminectomy: Removing bone and tissue that’s pinching the sciatic nerve

Treatments


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