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Forum Name: Neurology Topics
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||
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.
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