Neuromuscular & Peripheral Nerve Disorder Center at Swedish Medical Center

With a strong commitment to personalized, case-managed care, the Neuromuscular & Peripheral Nerve Disorders Center at Swedish Medical Center offers a comfortable, centralized setting for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of disorders. Our philosophy focuses on in-depth involvement of the patient and family and incorporates a cost-containment approach. In addition to direct patient care, our team is involved in research studies, designed to both further the understanding and treatment of disorders as well as offer participants an opportunity to receive potentially beneficial treatments.

Providing specialized, coordinated care for a range of nerve and neuromuscular disorders

A comprehensive team of specialists work together to provide individualized, multi-disciplinary care to patients at every stage of their diagnosis and treatment. These teams are comprised of neuromuscular specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pain management specialists, neurophysiatrists, rehabilitation specialists, neuropsychologists, and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Neuromuscular disorders we treat

Neuromuscular disease can be inherited or caused by a spontaneous gene mutation and cause muscle weakness or fatigue that gets worse as time goes on.

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myopathy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

About peripheral nerve disorders

Peripheral nerves are located outside your brain and spinal cord. A peripheral nerve disorder causes the ‘messages’ being sent between your brain and the rest of your body to get interrupted or distorted, leading to pain, numbness, muscle fatigue or a burning/tingling feeling. As with neuromuscular diseases, nerve disorders can be discovered at birth or a result of a virus, injury or infection.

State-of-the-art technology for treatment of nerve and neuromuscular disease

Our inter-disciplinary team utilizes leading-edge diagnostic and treatment equipment and procedures, including:

  • Electromyography and nerve conduction studies
  • Nerve and muscle biopsies
  • Neuroradiology
  • Extensive laboratory screens
  • Plasmapheresis, steroids, IVIG
  • Thymectomy
  • Dietary counseling
  • Therapy, including physical, occupational, speech, swallowing and respiratory