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Neuromuscular Disorders

Vanderbilt Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic diagnoses and treats adults affected by nerve and muscle disorders. 

Neuromuscular Disorders: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Nationally recognized leader: Vanderbilt’s Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic is the only center in the Mid-South offering a full range of care. The clinic is designated as a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic. We are also recognized by the Peripheral Neuropathy Association as a Neuropathy Center of Excellence. 
  • Team approach: Our team of specialists work together to develop a personalized care plan for you. Our neurologists collaborate with pulmonologists, social workers, palliative care nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, assistive technologists, speech therapy nutritionists, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
  • Clinical trials: As an academic medical center, we offer access to clinical trials investigating advanced approaches for neuromuscular disorders.

Neuromuscular Disorders: Conditions We Treat

  • All types of neuropathies, including diabetic neuropathy
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Genetic neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Glycogen storage diseases
  • Guillain-Barre' Syndrome
  • Lambert-Eaton syndrome
  • Metabolic Myopathies
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Motor-neuron diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Spinal muscular atrophies

Neuromuscular Disorders: Tests

  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)

Neuromuscular Disorders: Services We Offer

  • Genetic counseling
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech therapy

Neuromuscular Disorders: Locations

Vanderbilt Neurosciences
2220 Pierce Avenue, Suite B1053
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: (615) 936-0060
Fax: (615) 936-7147
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Adult Neurologists


Robin Yawn, RN
Nurse Case Manager

Neuromuscular Disorders: Contact Us

Appointments are by referral only. Your doctor can call us at (615) 936-0060.