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Tilt Table Testing: A Safe, Non-Invasive Method to Evaluate Autonomic Disorders

Part of Austin Neuromuscular Center’s (ANC) comprehensive, state of the art autonomic function lab, the Tilt Table Test is one of four safe, non-invasive tests used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of autonomic nervous system disorders. The autonomic nervous system controls blood pressure and heart rate, blood flow to different parts of the …
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Sara’s ALS Story

When thriving, 37-year-old Sara Wheeler who has a background in nursing began to experience strange sensations in the outer extremities of her hands and feet, the ominous “what if?” of having ALS flashed through her mind. Commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease, but scientifically referred to as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that …
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Provider Profile: Dr. Yessar Hussain, MD

Our founder, Dr. Yessar Hussain is not only a brilliant physician, but he’s also beloved by his patients for his caring disposition and dedication to treating neuromuscular disorders. He’s one of the few neuromuscular specialists in the state who is board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and clinical neuromuscular pathology. But besides his …
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Marathon Runner Turns ALS Diagnosis into New Personal Challenge

At first, the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly referred to as ALS) seemed nothing short of devastating. Austin resident and athlete Bill Corrigan (62 years old) had trained and completed 11 full marathons and was graciously ready for all that was still to come in life. After he noticed himself tripping without any reason, …
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Central Texas Woman Battles with Rare Neuromuscular Disorder: Pompe Disease

A few days a week, Kelly Kelley is a ride share driver in Austin. She loves striking up conversations with her passengers, especially when she can talk about her stuffed animal sloths on her dashboard. She has them because she says they’re symbolic of her life, now that she’s battling a rare neuromuscular disorder called …
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What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects approximately 12,000 to 15,000 people in the United States (as estimated by the CDC), with around 5,000 new diagnoses made each year. Most people recognize ALS though as its more common moniker, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Beyond the fact that this condition is named for a famous baseball player, many still …