(MD) refers to any of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by muscles weakening over time and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of MD may appear in infancy or childhood, while other forms will not manifest until middle age or later. Symptoms vary depending on the type of MD, and differ in the location of muscles affected, the degree of muscle weakness and rate of degeneration, among others.
Supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Barrow MDA Clinic is recognized for its patient care services, education, and support programs. The clinic provides care for patients with neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The Barrow MDA Clinic coordinates comprehensive physical and psychosocial care for the complex needs of NMD and ALS patients through diagnostic testing; regular follow-up evaluations; development of individualized patient care plans; disease education for patients and families; and referrals to support groups, resources, and educational programs.
For more information, please call ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.
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