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Neuromuscular Medicine
Neuromuscular Medicine is the specialty practice of medicine that involves the care of patients with disorders of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and its connections with the central nervous system (CNS). The PNS includes the motor and sensory neurons, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscles.  The care of patients with neuromuscular symptoms includes physical examination, clinical investigation, diagnosis, management, and counseling.

The practice of Neuromuscular Medicine has evolved into a defined subspecialty that has developed to a degree of sophistication that is beyond the training and knowledge base expected by a general neurologist.

Neurologists with Added Qualifications and Certification in Neuromuscular Medicine have completed rigorous training and achieved the gold standard in each of the six core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice and practice-based learning and improvement to practice quality specialized care in Neuromuscular Medicine.

Neurologists with these qualifications have advanced basic scientific knowledge of the peripheral nervous system with added clinical skills and expertise in procedural and interpretative skills in the techniques of nerve conduction studies; needle electromyography (needle EMG); ultrasonography of the peripheral nerve and muscle; skin, nerve and muscle biopsy; injection of Botulinum toxin; autonomic testing; neuroimaging (brain, spinal, nerve and muscle); and the interpretation of skin, nerve and muscle biopsy specimens.

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