Leading Treatment Services for Complex Neuromuscular Disorders
The Neuromuscular Center at University Hospitals Neurological Institute provides many leading procedures and treatments for complex neuromuscular and autonomic disorders.
Our team is made up of doctors, nurses, technicians and others from many areas of expertise. We offer a variety of programs and services to address specific neuromuscular problems.
Autonomic Disorders Interdisciplinary Program
This program provides clinics for the diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with mysterious episodes of dizziness, fainting, vomiting or stomach pain. Program physicians also address complex regional pain syndrome, unexplained or unmanaged pelvic pain, and issues involving sweating or flushing.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Program
This nationally acclaimed program combines the strengths of specialists from the Neuromuscular Center, pulmonary medicine, speech pathology and nutrition to manage the symptoms and treatment plan for each patient. UH uses diaphragmatic stimulation and pacing to help patients breathe and speak more normally, and it helps delay the onset of respiratory complications during the progression of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Myasthenia Gravis Program
For over a decade, UH has treated myasthenia gravis patients with immunosuppressive drugs, plasma exchange techniques and intravenous immunoglobulin. This is the only program of its kind in Ohio.
Muscular Disease Program
Partnering with the United Way, this program is focused on a team approach and advanced technology for the diagnosis and management of patients with inherited gravis and entrapment neuropathies.
Our physicians offer leading surgical solutions including diaphragmatic pacing for patients with high cervical spinal cord injury and ALS.
The Autonomic Laboratory is one of only 12 of its kind in the country. It is equipped to test all aspects of autonomic function, including:
Our lab team provides full testing for patients in the Neuromuscular Center programs, including:
- Autonomic screening
- Screening for reflex sympathetic dystrophy and chronic regional pain syndrome
- Quantitative sensory testing
- Thermoregulatory sweat testing
Electromyography (EMG) Lab
The EMG Lab provides high-quality, state-of-the-art electrodiagnostic testing of neuromuscular disorders. The EMG test includes nerve conduction studies performed by EMG technologists and muscle needle examination performed by an EMG physician. The muscle need test provides a direct recording of muscle activity.
Same-Day EMG Services Available to Referring Physicians
We offer same-day service for Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (EMG) for patients with suspected entrapment neuropathies, radiculopathies, peripheral neuropathies, and other complex nerve, muscle, anterior horn cell and NMJ disorders.
To schedule a same-day EMG for your patient, call 216-844-1923.