Muscle Weakness

Muscle Weakness
Muscle weakness is a problem that may affect individuals of all ages, not just elderly. Its effects frustrate patients, as they may not be able to pursue their normal daily activities. In the most devastating cases, patients struggle to breathe, raise their head while lying in bed, chew, talk, swallow, and walk. 

Most often, neurological conditions cause muscle weakness. Physicians treat many different neurological conditions causing muscle weakness, ranging from disorders of the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to disorders affecting peripheral nerves and/or the muscles (the peripheral nervous system).  Neurologically based muscle weakness has to do with how the brain sends signals to the body. Any disruption of those signals can cause muscle weakness symptoms.

Neurologists in AZ
Dr. Reinhart understands how difficult life is for patients living with muscle weakness. As a general neurologist, Dr. Reinhart treats all neurological conditions, including those that cause muscle weakness. Dr. Reinhart and his staff truly listen to patients and extend compassion for their health issues. Dr. Reinhart takes the time to learn about patients, lifestyle, health habits, health history, and environmental factors when treating his patients with muscle weakness. All of these elements affect health, so it's important to know as much as possible when helping patients with muscle weakness.

General Neurologist Dr. Reinhart has a special interest in headache disorders, chronic pain & neuropathic pain conditions, and spine disorders. Dr. Reinhart's knowledge and experience with neurologic conditions help him work with patients to find effective solutions for their neurological-based muscle weakness. 

If you or someone you love suffers the effects of muscle weakness, seek care from a general neurologist passionate about helping patients find wellness: Dr. Jason Reinhart.