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Neuromuscular Disease Services at CMC Neurology

Carolinas Neuromuscular Disease/ALS-MDA Center is one of the Southeast's most comprehensive programs for the study and treatment of degenerative neuromuscular diseases.

Benjamin Brooks, MD, and Elena Bravver, MD, along with their highly trained and compassionate staff, are dedicated to the treatment of neuromuscular diseases in both adult and pediatric patients. Our multidisciplinary approach to patient care integrates all services, enabling us to provide each patient with an individualized care plan, tailored to meet the patient's specific needs. In addition, our center offers support from specialists in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, social work, counseling for depression/anxiety, nutritional counseling and exercise therapy.

We also participate in the most current clinical trials, emphasizing research in novel compounds and new methods in treating and evaluating patients. We operate two internationally recognized translational research laboratories: Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS Research Laboratory and McColl-Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy Research. These state-of-the-art laboratories are a major component of our comprehensive approach to treatment.

Services available at Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS-MDA Center include:

Adult Neurology

  • Neuromuscular clinic
  • ALS evaluation clinic
  • ALS expedited clinic
  • ALS multidisciplinary clinic
  • Spinal muscular atrophy clinic
  • Neurotoxicology clinic
  • Dys-immune neuropathies
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Motor neuropathies
  • Myasthenia gravis
Diagnostic Services
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • Interventional services
  • Evaluations/treatments/referrals
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy and tugmentative communications
  • Nutrition and enteral therapy
  • Social work
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Suspension exercise therapy
  • Posturography - balance testing
  • Quantitative muscle testing
  • Wheelchair evaluations

Related Videos

Watch these videos to learn more about the Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS-MDA Center, established in April 1998. The center provides comprehensive treatment for patients with ALS and other related motor neuron diseases.


ALS 2010 PinStripes Video

ALS 2011 PinStripes Video

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