Some of the common Neuromuscular Disorders include Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Charcot Marie Tooth which are hereditary as well as Myasthenia Gravis which is not hereditary.
The main symptom in Neuromuscular Disorders is muscle weakness which usually worsens over time. Children may have delayed motor skills, frequent falls or difficulty with running, climbing or jumping. They may also have numbness or pain depending on the type of Neuromuscular Disorder.
Most Neuromuscular Disorders have no cure. The goal of treatment is to improve the symptoms, increase mobility and lengthen the life of the child.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore)Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) is a self-help voluntary welfare organisation that is managed by healthcare professionals, volunteers, those with muscular dystrophy and their families.