Patients can receive physiotherapy on-site for improved functionality.
Helps patients get a quick evaluation of their condition.
Patients can reduce their wait times by booking online appointments.
Well-equipped exam rooms to facilitate checkups and procedures.
Patients don’t need to stay back after surgery.
At Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, we provide prompt treatment and care for myasthenia gravis on all weekdays (from Monday to Friday) in the Metro Detroit area in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, MI. Visit us to evaluate your condition and get quick relief.
Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by fatigue and muscle weakness. It occurs when there is a breakdown in communication between your muscles and nerve endings. It causes your body to develop antibodies that destroy or prevent crucial muscle contractions, thus resulting in muscle weakness and exhaustion. Though anyone can develop myasthenia gravis at any time, it is more common in men above 60 years and women below 40 years. Though it does not cause severe disabilities, leaving it untreated can impact your routine activities, affecting your quality of life. This is why myasthenia gravis requires immediate care.
Though any muscles can be impaired with myasthenia gravis, it often affects the facial muscles (throat and eyelids), thus impacting your ability to make facial expressions, such as frowning, squinting, chewing, raising your eyebrows, etc.
As your condition progresses, you can experience various symptoms, including:
Myasthenic crisis patients may require a respirator or other treatments for proper breathing. The degree of muscle impairment varies depending on the severity of your condition. If your condition is severe, you may experience respiratory muscle weakness, which is referred to as a myasthenic crisis that needs to be addressed immediately.
We will review your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical examination to check for droopy eyelids, impaired facial expressions, difficulties in moving, etc.
Following tests are recommended for a complete diagnosis:
We will check your reflexes, senses of light and touch, muscle strength and tone, balance, and coordination to examine your nervous system functioning.
It is performed to check for the presence of antibodies that block the neurotransmitters in your muscles.
CT or MRI scan is done to look for a tumor or other abnormality in your thymus (a gland in your lymphatic system).
Depending on your symptoms and severity, recommend following treatments are recommended to treat your Myasthenia gravis:
Some people with myasthenia gravis may have a tumor in their thymus, which needs to be removed with a Thymectomy surgery. It can be either performed laparoscopically or conventionally.
At Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, we are committed to providing the most advanced medical assistance for myasthenia gravis that ensures faster recovery and fewer discomforts.
Here is why we are trusted by people across Michigan and surrounding areas:
If you are looking for best-in-class treatment for myasthenia gravis in Michigan, walk into Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants. We have renowned myasthenia gravis specialists to treat your condition with prompt attention.Request an Appointment