Neuromuscular disorders are the disorders which affect the nerves that control voluntary muscles. Voluntary muscles control your legs and arms. This disease mainly affects the peripheral nervous system which includes neuromuscular junctions, muscles, and motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and peripheral nerves in the limbs. Most of the US people are affected by any form of the neuromuscular disorders and half of them of under the age of 18. Some cases the disease may be passed down through the family as heredity problem or sometimes due to the spontaneous genetic mutations or with an abnormal immune response. Some of the examples of neuromuscular diseases are amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and spinal muscular atrophy. Heart and respiratory problems are the secondary effects of neuromuscular diseases. Apart from this stiffness, joint deformities, cramping, tightening and freezing of joints chronic aches and pain are the symptoms of neuromuscular diseases. Moderate exercises under the guidance of physical therapist are recommended.
Last date updated on June, 2014