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Norwich CT Neuromuscular Physicians at Neurology Associates, Eastern Connecticut's Neurologists
Neuromuscular disorders comprise a variety of diseases including peripheral neuropathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gherig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, and myopathies. Common symptoms include weakness, numbness and tingling, burning, cramping and muscle twitching. At times muscles can become wasted, some patients can develop double vision, difficulty swallowing and in rare cases have difficulty breathing.
Utilizing state of the art diagnostics, the fellowship trained neuromuscular specialists at Neurology Associates are expert in diagnosing and treating the many disorders of peripheral nerve and muscle.
Our specialists are experienced in the use of Botox (botulinum toxin) for dystonia and muscular spasms along with the newly FDA approved use in migraine. Botox is an injectable therapy that weakness muscle and relieves the symptoms of spasm. This can also be used for contractures that are common after stroke, in cerebral palsy and nerve injuries of various etiologies.
The Blazeman Foundation
This is a wonderful, non-profit organization that raises money with the single goal of curing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The foundation was started by Jon Blais, a young man in his early 30’s who tragically developed ALS. Among Jon’s passions was love for the sport of racing triathlons.
Incredibly, Jon was able to start and finish the 2005 Hawaii Ironman World Championships with advanced ALS. This is a race that requires 2.4 miles of open ocean swimming, followed by 112 miles of bike riding, capped by a 26.2 mile marathon (please see the inspiring video at
In this magnificent achievement Jon inspired a following of supporters that has continued to grow to this day despite Jon’s death in 2007. His parents Bob and Maryann, continue his foundation, which is currently supporting research at Northwestern University and a tissue bank for donated tissue with the goal of conquering ALS.
Neurology Associates supports this foundation, and the search for a cure for ALS, and we encourage any donations be made directly to them at www.waronals.com . If you have any questions, please ask Dr. Tinklepaugh who is directly involved with the foundation.