Whether you have symptoms caused by an injury or a long-term condition, our neurological experts diagnose and treat all types of nerve disorders. Our goal is to find an effective treatment as quickly as possible, so you can live a full and healthy life.
Nerve disorders are conditions related to the central nervous system and nerves in the arms and legs. At Miami Neuroscience Institute, each Board-certified neurologist has experience in a particular area of neurology or neuroscience, so we are able to find the best treatment plan for your specific diagnosis.
What type of nerve disorders are treated at Miami Neuroscience Institute?
We are trained in treating a range of nerve disorders, including nerve problems in the arms and legs, that have been caused by a traumatic injury or accident. We also treat chronic nerve conditions, including:
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Myasthenia gravis
How are nerve disorders diagnosed?
If your doctor believes you may have a nerve disorder, he or she will first start with a physical exam. We will also work closely with our neurophysiology team to do nerve conduction studies and electromyography tests to determine how electrical signals move through your body. These tests will help us pinpoint any problems with your nervous system.
How are nerve disorders treated at Miami Neuroscience Institute?
Each patient at Miami Neuroscience Institute receives a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to his or her diagnosis, needs and lifestyle preferences.
Treatments for nerve conditions vary depending on the diagnosis and the severity of the condition. Some of the treatments we provide include:
- Plasma exchange.
- Intravenous immunoglobulins, or IVIG.
- Steroid therapy.
In some cases, we may also use rehabilitation or physical therapy to treat a nerve disorder. Miami Neuroscience Institute has an extensive inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation program that creates personalized treatment and recovery plans to fit your needs and lifestyle. This program is directly linked with all of our neurological care, so you have a seamless experience. Both our inpatient and outpatient programs are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the highest standard awarded for rehabilitation centers.
- Accessory Nerve Disease
- Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
- Cranial Nerve Disorders
- Cranial Nerve Injuries
- Injury of Optic Chiasm
- Lambert Eaton Syndrome
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
- Nerve Root Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Vagal Nerve Disorders
When you come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for nerve disorder treatment, you can expect:
- The latest technology and therapies for treating nerve disorders, all available under one roof.
- A team that is dedicated to diagnosing and treating your condition as quickly as possible.
- Board-certified specialists who have expertise in treating your specific condition.
With some nerve disorders, including Guillain-Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis, the condition can cause respiratory problems if left untreated.
If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions and come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for treatment, we make sure to constantly monitor your vital signs and conduct regular respiratory tests to check your progress. With this close monitoring, we are able to detect any changes or problems early and find an effective treatment to help prevent the condition from getting worse.
The type and length of treatment depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your disease and your overall health. While some people may only require short-term therapy, others may need long-term medication and rehabilitation to manage symptoms and reduce complications.
While chemotherapy is usually associated with cancer treatment, it is also used to treat some autoimmune nerve disorders, such as myasthenia gravis. Chemotherapy suppresses the immune system, which can help the body restore normal function. Chemotherapy may also be used in preparation for a stem cell transplant to treat the autoimmune disease.