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Question: neuro mucular disorder


 susieQ1 - Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:02 am

I have a friend in her early 60 that has myopathy & autonomic nervous system problems. I don't know the correct terminology, but her leg is drawing or turning back & also her rib cage. I believe she called it muscle contracture. She has numbness & pain. Her neurologist does not know what else to do for her. Can you give me some idea of what kind of treatment she should have & what type physician she should go to. We live in a small town & are very limited in specialist. Thanks.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:43 pm

User avatar Hi SusieQ1,

I apologize for the long delay in answering your question. Within the specialty of neurology there is a subspecialty that deals only with neuromuscular problems. If there is a neuromuscular specialist in your area this is certainly the doctor to see. Her neurologist may be able to refer you to such a specialist.

Regarding treatment options, generally I would suggest she discuss using muscle relaxants such as valium and baclofen to help relax her muscle contractures. More specific treatment options depend on the underlying cause of her illness.

Best wishes.

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