Neuromuscular Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
We offer comprehensive care to patients with neuromuscular conditions, including specialized programs for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy and spinal muscular atrophy.
Comprehensive Care for Neuromuscular Diseases
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report and is at the forefront of treatment for neuromuscular diseases. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care and treatment for patients with neuromuscular disorders, while advancing new therapies and uncovering the causes and cures of neurological diseases.
Our physicians have extensive experience diagnosing and treating neuromuscular diseases and many of them are national leaders in their field. We offer the latest therapies for neurological conditions, including accredited care centers, and offer comprehensive neurological testing services to ensure prompt diagnosis at our Neurological Testing Center.
To learn more, or to make an appointment call 312.695.7950. You can also fill out a form and a member of our team will contact you.
Meet the Team
Centers and Accreditations
Specialty Care Areas
Diagnostics and Testing
When it comes to neuromuscular disorders, prompt diagnosis and treatment is crucial to ensuring a better quality of life. But because symptoms of neuromuscular disorders overlap and mimic those of other diseases, diagnosis can be difficult and often delayed. The specialists at the Northwestern Medicine Neuromuscular Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offer the latest diagnostic tools to diagnose neuromuscular diseases.
- Blood Tests
- Electromyogram (EMG)
- Muscle Biopsy
- Nerve Biopsy
- Neurological Exam
- Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture)
- Thyroid Function Test
- Urine Test
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Charcot Marie Tooth
- Chronic Inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Congenital Myasthenia Syndromes
- Congenital Myopathies
- Inclusion Body Myositis
- Mitochondrial Myopathy
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Myotonic Dystrophy
- Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Radiation plexopathy
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Statin-induced myopathy
Why Choose Northwestern Medicine
When options are limited, our experienced team is often able to offer innovative therapies and novel treatments through a wide variety of clinical trials.
Research and Clinical Trials
Northwestern Medicine physician-scientists conduct clinical research trials on all aspects of neuromuscular diseases.