Dr. Herring in MUSC Neuromuscular Services

Neuromuscular Services

Services

Diagnostic and planning services are organized into disorder-specific outpatient clinics, plus a general neuromuscular consult service for inpatients.

Patients are seen in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, ALS Clinic or Neuromuscular Clinic. You also may be referred to our electromyography and nerve conduction labs for diagnostic testing.

MDA and Myasthenia Gravis Clinic:

Affiliated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the MDA Clinic meets weekly, allowing patients of all ages to be evaluated by neurologists and staff members who specialize in muscular dystrophies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Friedreich’s ataxia, inherited peripheral neuropathies, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy and inflammatory myopathies. Patients receive regular clinical follow-ups and treatments and have access to MDA-sponsored patient educational and support resources. A separate weekly clinic is scheduled for myasthenia gravis patients.

ALS Clinic:

This multidisciplinary care clinic focuses on patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their families. The comprehensive clinic team includes representatives from Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pulmonology, Speech Therapy, Dietetic Services and Social Work Services as well as representatives from the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS Association.

Neuromuscular - Neurophysiology Lab:

This service is designed for evaluation and treatment of patients with other neuromuscular disorders. Many patients undergo lab testing as part of their diagnostic evaluation, which might include electromyography and nerve conduction studies in the EMG laboratory.

EMG-Neuromuscular Labs:

Support for clinical services is provided by the state’s most advanced nerve-conduction lab system. The electromyography lab provides diagnostic information through nerve conduction studies, electromyography and neuromuscular junction testing, including single-fiber electromyography.

 
 
 

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