Consultations for NARadboudumc offers various consultations for patients who have or may have NA or other nerve injuries in their shoulders and arms. read more
Consultations for NA
Radboudumc offers various consultations for patients who have or may have NA or other nerve injuries in their shoulders and arms.
You possibly have NA
Do you think you might have NA? Then your doctor or GP may refer you to our Neurology outpatient clinic, where you will be seen by one of the neurologists in training who will determine whether you have NA or another disorder. This takes place under the supervision of one of our experienced neurologists with expertise in muscle and nerve disorders. If the examination shows you indeed have NA, and you want to know more about further treatment, we will refer you to KINOS Revalidatie. This is an independent treatment and rehabilitation center in Nijmegen with which Radboudumc cooperates closely. The center has a specialized rehabilitation team for NA, including a rehabilitation specialist from Radboudumc.
You have NA
If you are diagnosed with NA and you have chronic symptoms that do not go away by themselves or following treatment, then your doctor or GP may refer you to the Plexus clinic (a specialized outpatient clinic) of the Department of Rehabilitation. The Plexuspoli provides a multidisciplinary consultation. During a single morning, you are examined by four different specialists: a neurologist, a rehabilitation specialist, a physical therapist and an occupational therapist. At the end of the morning, a recommendation for rehabilitation and treatment is provided. When making this recommendation, we consider the most suitable care, preferably near your home. This means that your further treatment will not necessarily take place at Radboudumc. You may be referred to a different hospital or rehabilitation center, or to a therapist near your home. A copy of the diagnosis and treatment recommendations will be sent to you. After a few months, you may be asked to return to the Plexuspoli for a checkup to determine whether the treatment plan is proceeding as desired.
Diseases and examinations
Neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) is a disorder involving nerve pain and muscle wasting.
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In approximately 5% of people with NA, the diaphragmatic nerve also becomes paralyzed during an attack. The diaphragm has an important function in breathing.
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