Neuromuscular & Peripheral Nerve Disorder Patient Care

Diagnostic Tools

Our physicians have many tools and clinical approaches at their disposal for the accurate diagnosis of neuromuscular and peripheral nerve disorders, including:

  • Electromyography and nerve conduction studies
  • Facial nerve studies
  • Muscle biopsies
  • Nerve biopsies
  • Evoked potentials
  • MRI and CT scanning (see article abstract by Solsberg)
  • Metabolic and inflammatory studies (see article abstract by Chang)
  • Pulmonary function studies
  • Quantitative and sensory nerve testing

Treatments

Treatments for neuromuscular or peripheral nerve disorders are various and may include:

  • Plasmapheresis
  • Steroids
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
  • Thymectomy
  • Neurosurgical, orthopedic and urologic treatments
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Social and psychological services
  • Dietary counseling

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation for neuromuscular and peripheral nerve disorders may include the following therapies and resources:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language thera
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Special equipment needs such as braces or canes

CNI NeuroHealth Center

CNI is fortunate to have an excellent outpatient neurological rehabilitation center that emphasizes a team approach, wellness education and community reintegration and utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and techniques. The CNI NeuroHealth Center is located at 701 East Hampden AVenue, Suite 415, in Englewood, and works exclusively with individuals with neurological conditions to help them achieve their highest level of function. The center offers proximity to CNI physicians and close communication between therapists and physicians to provide you, the patient, with our best team approach.

Comprehensive services and resources at the CNI NeuroHealth Center include:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy by qualified therapists.
  • Services for patients with Medicare, most major insurance plans, and private pay.
  • Services to medically uninsured and underinsured patients through the generous support of our donors.
  • Social work services to evaluate current benefits, identify additional services available in the community and connect the client with these services.
  • Special programs and equipment, including LSVT Loud training for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Vital Stim training for swallowing disorders, LiteGait partial body weight support for individuals learning to walk and working on balance.
  • Scholarship assistance for neuro-optometry, neuropsychological and driving evaluations and the purchase of small durable medical equipment.
  • Education on disease processes as part of therapy treatment.
  • Multidisciplinary clinics with CNI physicians including Vision, Spasticity/Movement Disorders and Huntington’s disease.
  • Specialized seating and equipment evaluations.
  • Team communication and case management.