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Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 442-5364

Dr. Ramzi Ben-Youssef sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. His medical specialties are spinal cord injury medicine and neuromuscular medicine. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ben-Youssef's clinical interests encompass pain management. He takes Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ben-Youssef (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Michael Clark Graves MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neuromuscular Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 794-1195; (310) 478-3711

Dr. Michael Graves' areas of specialization are neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among Dr. Graves's clinical interests: peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and thoracic outlet syndrome. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Graves is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Electromyography (EMG), Guillain Barre Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neuromuscular Medicine, Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine
255 S Grand Avenue; Suite 2403
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 842-6345

Dr. Neil Butani is an interventional pain medicine, neurophysiology, and addiction medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Butani focuses on pain management. Dr. Butani studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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What is Neuromuscular Medicine?

Neuromuscular medicine can be broadly defined as a medical specialty devoted to disorders of nerves and muscles. It has some similarities to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, in that it is concerned with how people move and function. It is also similar to the specialty of neurology because it has to do with disorders of the nervous system. However, neuromuscular medicine specifically deals with disorders in how the nerves interact with muscles. These disorders often require a level of knowledge greater than that of a general neurologist or physical medicine specialist.

Our nervous system is made up of two parts. The peripheral nervous system includes sensory nerves, nerves that move muscles, and the junctions between muscles and nerves. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. Neuromuscular medicine deals with disorders that occur specifically when the two parts of the nervous system do not connect or work well together. These disorders include:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis, a disorder where the muscles feel weak and fatigued
  • Ataxia, characterized by involuntary movements

Neuromuscular medicine specialists are usually knowledgeable about electrodiagnostic medicine, the use of electrical impulses to check nerve and muscle function. These tests play an important role in neuromuscular management. Neuromuscular medicine specialists also perform physical exams, diagnose their patients and manage their care, and provide medical counseling for those with life-altering illnesses.