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Educating Future Physicians: Providing Clinical Training and Business Insight

*Above image: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School neurophysiology resident watches Dr. Hussain perform a muscle biopsy Austin Neuromuscular Center is proud to be a teaching site for the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. We are committed to educating residents studying neuromuscular medicine and pathology, neurology, and physical medicine and …

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Symptoms Sending Patients to the ER May Point to a Neuromuscular Condition

When people go to an emergency room with serious health symptoms like difficulty breathing or double vision, they may not realize the underlying cause of the symptom is a neuromuscular condition. In fact, a significant percentage of emergency department admissions are attributable to neuromuscular disorders. Often, patients are referred to a general neurologist for more …

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Dr. David Rothschild’s ALS Story: Looking for Hope and Purpose

71-year-old David Rothschild has seen a lot of illness and disease in his life, but he never imagined he would be the one battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. Rothschild was an Internal Medicine physician for nearly four decades in the Houston …
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Why We Walk: The ANC Team Joins Others Around the Country to Defeat ALS

We have a deep commitment to compassionate care for our patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord. We get to know our patients and their families and value being part of their health journeys. Now, we’re coming together outside of the clinic walls …
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A Charcot-Marie-Tooth Patient Looks to the Future with a Clinical Trial

From the time 28-year-old Mason Hatch was very young, he knew he walked differently than other children. When he was in the sixth grade, he realized something about his feet was changing. “My feet showed the first signs of deformity at that time,” said Mason Hatch. “They also often felt cold, and because of uneven …
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The Benefits of Botulinum Toxin Therapy for Certain Neuromuscular Disorders

Botulinum toxin therapy is often the first line of treatment for some neurological conditions. The drug is made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The injections weaken or paralyze certain muscles or block certain nerve signals, often reducing muscle spasms and pain. Our neurologists at Austin Neuromuscular Center use the botulinum toxin …