Neuromuscular disease or neuromuscular medicinespecifically pertains to diseases of nerve roots, anterior horn cells, which are loedin the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, nerve muscle connections or muscle itself. One ofthe things that I was very blessed and fortunate to be able to bring here to Ohio State andto central Ohio was the ability to evaluate and manage autonomic neuropathies or diseasesthat specifically affect the autonomic nervous system which I tell patients is kind of likeyour automatic nervous system. One very common diagnosis that patients get referred to mefor is POTS or postural tachycardia synome, which is a very common cause of chronic fatigue.It used to be called chronic fatigue synome
and which has very good available treatmentsbut unfortunately many physiciansthe general medical community are not aware of this diagnosis.I also bring a particular interestautoimmune neurologyautoimmune neuropathies likeCIDP or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculo polyradiculoneuropathy or AIDPor GBS as it's commonly known. I also have an interestsmall fiber neuropathies anddiseases of the peripheral nerve. Now with that said, I still see patients with muscledisease, with diseases of the nerve muscle junction but those are areas that I have aparticular interestboth at a al level and also at a research level. And I'mactually currently involvedone multicenter
al trial looking at pain managementfor neuropathies and currently doing some retrospective s at a a evaluations forautoimmune neuropathies as well as small fiber neuropathies.