There are over 40 different types of neuromuscular conditions, and an accurate diagnosis is critical. Oishei Children's Hospital physicians use numerous evaluations to correctly diagnosis patients, such as conducting a thorough medical history and clinical evaluation, electrodiagnostic studies, blood samples, genetic studies, and possibly a muscle or nerve biopsy.

Neuromuscular diseases can be grouped into the following categories:

  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Motor neuron diseases
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Congenital myopathies 
  • Neuromuscular junction diseases
  • Peripheral nerve disease
  • Multisystem myopathies including mitochondrial myopathies
  • Other myopathies
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