Neuromuscular diseases affect the nerves that control voluntary muscles such as the ones found in the arms and legs. As the nerves deteriorate or completely stop functioning, the muscles weaken and waste away. Symptoms include:
- Muscle weakness, which can cause twitching, cramps, aches and pains
- Muscle loss
- Movement issues
- Balance problems
- Trouble swallowing or breathing
- Droopy eyelids
- Double vision
As specialists in the treatment of neuromuscular diseases, we know the hardships patients and their families face day in and day out. Because of this, it’s important for us to lend our support to organizations that are working relentlessly to assist them, and are conducting research to find a cure. Such organization is the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
MDA’s mission is to create more hope and answers for families living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases that take away physical strength and mobility. This is done by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for kids and adults from day one, and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
MDA hosts annual Muscle Walks to empower individuals across America, and raise critical awareness and funds. We’re happy to share our sponsorship of the MDA Muscle Walk Hollywood-Miami taking place Saturday, October 28, at Charnow Park in Hollywood Beach.
We hope you’ll join us during this life-changing experience that brings together families, friends, neighbors and local businesses to celebrate the strength of MDA families and transform hope into answers.
To register for the walk or donate to the cause, please visit MDA Muscle Walk.