Muscle Diseases & Myopathy


Myopathies are disorders in which you experience muscle weakness from a dysfunction of muscle fiber. Myopathies can be inherited (such as the muscular dystrophies) or acquired. The prognosis for myopathy depends on the underlying disease as does the treatment options.

In muscular dystrophies, abnormal genes (mutations) lead to muscle degeneration, with most forms beginning in childhood. People with muscular dystrophy should be monitored throughout their lives by a neurologist with expertise in neuromuscular diseases, along with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, and physical and occupational therapists. Trials of new therapies for muscular dystrophy are ongoing, and Dr. Hashwani is dedicated to working with you to coordinate maintenance care and keep you up-to-date on new potential solutions. Dr. Hashwani performs EMG/NCS in his clinic to diagnose muscle diseases.

Please contact Dr. Hashwani at 281-313-0337 to begin a collaborative relationship with an experienced neurologist.

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