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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 specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and neuromuscular medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ben-Youssef trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Ben-Youssef (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Ben-Youssef is 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

Dr. Michael Graves' areas of specialization are neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Graves include peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Graves is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Graves trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in interventional pain medicine, neurophysiology, and addiction medicine. He 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.
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