Muscular Dystrophy

Myopathy is an umbrella term for diseases that progressively weaken a person’s muscular system. Muscular dystrophies (MD) are the most common form of myopathy. Symptoms include: problems with balance, frequent falls, leg pain, scoliosis or curvature of the spine and walking difficulty or the inability to walk. There are several types of muscular dystrophy that can cause debilitation; while some progress slowly over a normal lifespan, others produce more severe muscle weakness. The University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI), in partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, provides diagnostic and follow up services to families of children with myopathies. MMI has the ability to test for different types and is one of the best resources in the state for treatment.

The prognosis for people with myopathies, such as Muscular Dystrophy varies, but with the help of health professionals at MMI, individuals achieve their goals. An interdisciplinary team from areas including: neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy assist families to find solutions that cultivate at home, at school and in the community.

The Pediatric & Adult Neuromuscular Clinics provide diagnostic and consultative services for children and adults with neuromuscular disease. This interdisciplinary clinic is the only clinic sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in Nebraska.  These clinic services are provided at no cost to the family.

To make an appointment
Contact the Patient Information Office

Phone: (402) 559-6418
Toll Free: (800) 656-3937 ext. 96418
Fax: (402) 559-5737

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