Neuropathy and Myopathy

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Neuropathy and Myopathy

The peripheral nervous system is made up of the nerves that branch out of the spinal cord to all parts of the body. Peripheral Neurology clinic studies all types of disorders of peripheral nervous system i.e. roots, plexus, peripheral nerves and Muscles thereby including such diverse diseases as radiculopathy, plexopathy, neuropathy, myopathy, dystrophy and myotonias etc. the common symptoms are:

Tingling/numbess/unusual sensation
Painful cramps
Weakness in limbs/face/neck
Thinning/wasting of muscles
Myopathy is a disorder of muscles commonly of arms and legs and rarely can involve the trunk, neck, face and heart. Myopathy usually results in muscle weakness, thinning of muscles with stiffness and spasm and sometimes pseudo hypertrophy as in muscular dystrophy.