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What kind of specialist can treat muscle disorders?

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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Neurologist

Neurologists diagnose and treat myopathies e.
g. Muscular disorders. Neuromuscular specialists are mostly found at academic medical centers. For symptomatic treatments, orthopedists and physiatrists treat patients with myopathies.

In brief: Neurologist

Neurologists diagnose and treat myopathies e.
g. Muscular disorders. Neuromuscular specialists are mostly found at academic medical centers. For symptomatic treatments, orthopedists and physiatrists treat patients with myopathies.
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Idan Sharon
I agree that the best resource is the neurologist
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the cause

The type of specialist for muscle disorders will depend on the type of disorder: muscle disorder from an injury would be an orthopedist or physiatrist, but a muscle disorder due to a neurological issue would see a neurologist.
Start with your family doctor or internist to help you see the right person.

In brief: Depends on the cause

The type of specialist for muscle disorders will depend on the type of disorder: muscle disorder from an injury would be an orthopedist or physiatrist, but a muscle disorder due to a neurological issue would see a neurologist.
Start with your family doctor or internist to help you see the right person.
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Dr. Arthur Jenkins
Neurosurgery

In brief: Muscle disorders

While many different doctors can work on diagnosing a muscle "disorder", neurologists specialize in conditions that involve primary metabolic problems, and physiatrists (rehab doctors) typically specialize in treatments.

In brief: Muscle disorders

While many different doctors can work on diagnosing a muscle "disorder", neurologists specialize in conditions that involve primary metabolic problems, and physiatrists (rehab doctors) typically specialize in treatments.
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