A neuromuscular disease is a disorder that affects the muscles and their nervous control. Neuromuscular disorders are the conditions caused by impaired neuronal activity of the nerves that control the voluntary muscle activities. Children with neuromuscular disorders often experience muscle pain or weakness, muscle twitching, cramping, numbness and tingling, muscle stiffness causing joint deformities, and sometimes difficulty in swallowing and breathing. Neuromuscular disorders in children may be present at the time of birth or may develop at later stages of life.
The neuromuscular program at Childrens Orthopaedics of Atlanta is ready to assist you in obtaining the most comprehensive care for your child. We see children from birth until 21 years of age and assist in transitioning to adult care. We know that your child needs and deserves better care, including therapy, bracing, adaptive devices, surgery, and close communication with your pediatrician and neurologist.
Many of our COA physicians staff neuromuscular multidisciplinary clinics at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta covering an array of diagnoses including spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy. We also see many of these children in our offices as well. Our goal is to assist your child in becoming the best possible version of themselves! Make an appointment today with one of our COA providers, and allow your child to have the compassionate and expert care that she deserves.