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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Many: There is a whole sub-specialty area of neurology called neuromuscular disease that diagnoses and manages all the diseases that affects the peripheral ... Read More

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nervous system: Not sure what disorder u r referring to, but a Neurologist would probably be good option.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
ALS: I believe you are talking about amyotropic lateral sclerosis - lou gherigs disease. Nerve cells in the spinal cord are affected causing muscle weakne ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Both: There are conditions that only affect the central eg stroke, or peripheral or both.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
It can lead: to neuropathy, damage of the nerves or myopathy, damage to the muscles.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Brief anatomy: Sensors in the skin pick up pain, temperature, light touch, carry along peripheral nerves that synapse within the spinal cord, travel up anatomical pa ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Peripheral nerves...: The peripheral 'wiring schematic' begins at the nerve roots exiting the spine (at the anterior horn cell, to be specific), which then travel through a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Some functions: These are nerves outside of brain and spinal cord, and responsible for sensation, strength, and maintenence of integrity of perspiration, peripheral b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Connects: Peripheral nervous system includes all the nerves that reside out of the brain and spinal cord (ie central nervous system). It sends signals to the b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
Just that: The division of your nervous system into central & peripheral is based on anatomy, not physiology. . The brain & spinal cord make up the central; the ... Read More
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