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The UPMC Mercy Center for Nerve Disorder provides diagnosis and treatment for an array of nerve conditions. We provide comprehensive care that includes the most advanced treatments, and our experts are dedicated to helping patients with nerve disorders and diseases return to leading a normal and active life.
Peripheral nerves connect the brain and spinal cord to muscles to stimulate movement. They also connect the brain and spinal cord to skin to allow you to feel pain and other sensations.
When we decide to move, the brain sends this information to the spinal cord and from there the nerves carry the final message to the necessary muscles to make them contract. Similarly, when we touch an object, that information is carried from the skin to the spinal cord and then on to the brain so that we can make sense of that information.
Peripheral nerve disorders are a common issue with many people, and can cause impaired sensation, muscle weakness or wasting, and pain. These symptoms can be produced by various conditions, and can begin with mild weakness or numbness and tingling as an early sign. However, nerve disorders can be difficult to diagnose.
To begin, your UPMC nerve disorder expert will take a full medical history and perform a physical and neurologic exam that may include checking:
In addition, your physician may request the following tests that can help with diagnosis:
The experts at the UPMC Mercy Center for Nerve Disorder are able to treat an array of nerve conditions, including:
Depending on your condition, our experts utilize the latest treatments available for nerve disorders, including:
To make an appointment, or for more information, call 412-232-5744.