Muscular Dystrophy (MD) – a group of genetic diseases causing progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass – is 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. Damaged muscles become progressively weak, eventually leading to the need for a wheelchair. Symptoms also include trouble breathing and swallowing.
9 Forms of Muscular Dystrophy
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
- Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy symptoms affects more than 50,000 Americans. Fortunately, advances in today’s medical care have allowed those afflicted with MD to live longer with a greater quality of life.
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Care for Muscular Dystrophy
To diagnose Muscular Dystrophy, the Doctors at Spine and Sports will diagnose the root cause of your symptoms through:
- A complete patient medical history
- A physical examination
- Neurological Testing (EMG/NCV)
- X-Rays, MRI, or CT scan – as deemed appropriate
Upon arriving at an accurate diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy, the Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to alleviate your symptoms and increase your quality of life.
Exercise through physical therapy will minimize abnormal or painful positioning of the joints and can prevent or delay curvature of the spine. Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy can be relieved through:
- Physical Therapy
- Rehabilitative Devices
- Respiratory Care – deep breathing and coughing exercises
Multidisciplinary Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy
At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of Muscular Dystrophy symptoms can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach. Effective physical therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine is comprised of:
- Manual 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:
- Medical Massage
Medical Insurance Coverage for 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 your Muscular Dystrophy treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the symptoms stemming from 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
If you believe you or a loved one are suffering from Muscular Dystrophy and have been delaying seeking treatment, discover effective relief provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.
Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.