The Neuromuscular Disease Program at Rush provides comprehensive diagnosis of and care for diseases that affect the function of your nerves and/or muscles. These diseases include the following:
- Entrapment neuropathy (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Neuropathy from other causes
- Myasthenia gravis
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Muscular dystrophy
The neuromuscular disease team at Rush is skilled at identifying these diseases, even in their earliest stages. To help diagnose these diseases, the team performs electrodiagnostic nerve conduction and electromyography studies.
In addition, our program's expert physicians work closely with other specialists to offer you the best possible treatment for these often debilitating conditions.
We welcome those seeking second opinions.
MDA Care Center
Rush is one of more than 150 Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Care Centers across the United States. As an MDA Care Center, Rush is able to offer families state-of-the-art care from multiple health care specialists at one time, in one place.
Learn more about muscular dystrophy care for adults at Rush.
Learn more about muscular dystrophy care for children at Rush University Children's Hospital.
ALS Association Affiliate
Rush is an affiliate of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the ALS Association. Affiliate centers provide evidence-based, multidisciplinary amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) care, services and resources in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life. They also meet the ALS Association's clinical care and treatment standards, which are based on the American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters.
Learn more about ALS care at Rush.
Nationally ranked care
The neurology and neurosurgery programs at Rush are ranked No. 8 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.