Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker Muscular Dystrophy is a variant of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of genetic, degenerative diseases primarily affecting voluntary muscles. MD causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass as the result of abnormal genes (mutations) leading to muscle degeneration. MD is a group of inherited diseases in which the muscles controlling movement progressively worsen. These muscles are voluntary muscles. Most forms of muscular dystrophies begin to form in childhood.

Becker Muscular Dystrophy is similar to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In the Becker’s variety, voluntary muscles function better than they do in Duchenne’s. The heart muscle is affected similarly in Becker’s and Duchenne’s.

Symptoms of Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker’s onset is usually late in childhood or adolescence. The course of the Becker’s disease is slower and less predictable than of Duchenne’s.

Generalized weakness affects:

  • Hips
  • Pelvic area
  • Thighs
  • Shoulders
  • Calves are enlarged

Genes contain codes – or recipes – for proteins. These proteins are important biological components in all forms of life. Becker’s MD occurs when the dystrophin protein made from a particular gene on the X chromosome is only partially functional. This flawed gene – dystrophin – has a problem known as mutation, causing Becker’s MD.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy

The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to treat Becker Muscular Dystrophy and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of Becker Muscular Dystrophy can be relieved through:

At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of Becker Muscular Dystrophy can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.

  • Manual – hands on – Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Gold Standard Pain Management

Other highly effective pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:

  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage

Medical Insurance Coverage for Becker Muscular Dystrophy Therapeutic Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of Becker Muscular Dystrophy treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from Becker Muscular Dystrophy. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

Discover effective Becker Muscular Dystrophy treatment provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

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