Living with a neuromuscular disease that hinders your ability to walk and communicate can be challenging. At MUSC Health, our specialists provide treatments and rehabilitation therapies that help you remain active and enjoying life.
When you come to MUSC Health for treatment of a neuromuscular disorder, you benefit from:
We offer several clinics for people with neuromuscular diseases. All MUSC Health clinics feature advanced diagnostic testing in accredited laboratories, rehabilitation services, post-clinic care coordination and social services. Our clinics include:
Our MDA Care Center was the first in South Carolina established by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Here, patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders meet regularly with experts for diagnosis, follow-up care, trial opportunities and therapies. You also have access to MDA representatives and family care specialists.
Our clinic experts specialize in treating people who have:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects one’s ability to walk, talk, swallow, hold items and breathe. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS occurs when nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain progressively deteriorate.
Our ALS experts and the multidisciplinary team work with you and your loved ones to slow the disease progression. We use best-evidence guidelines, backed by research, to help you manage symptoms through a variety of services, including physical, occupational, speech and nutritional therapies.
Evaluation and assistance from social workers and psychologists help to achieve the high quality of life and care. We are a member of the Northeast ALS (NEALS) consortium and provide opportunities for you to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Our Neuromuscular Clinic aids the diagnosis and treatment of people with neuromuscular problems, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome or diseases of the peripheral nerves or muscles related to the underlying medical conditions.
Patients may undergo diagnostic tests, such as nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG), in our neurophysiology lab. MUSC Health’s neurophysiology lab is the first and only accredited one of its kind in South Carolina. Other diagnostic tests include nerve and muscle ultrasounds, and skin, nerve and muscle biopsies.
Experts at our Spasticity Clinic provide treatments for people suffering from spasticity due to spinal cord disorders and injuries. Spasticity causes muscles to uncontrollably tighten or contract. Appropriate treatment reduces pain and improves function.
To learn more about neuromuscular disease services available at MUSC Health or to schedule an appointment, please call 843-792-3223.
The Neuromuscular team sees patients in both downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC.
MUSC Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
East Cooper Medical Pavilion
1600 Midtown Avenue, 2nd floor
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Our physicians work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team members and our dedicated researchers to provide exceptional clinical care for patients with neurological disorders. It is the goal of our faculty and staff to provide unparalleled adaptive care and expertise to all of our patients.
Advanced Practice Provider:
Susan Nease, ANP
EMG Lab Technologists:
Khieda Richardson Backman
Patricia Mathias, PA