Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Neuromuscular Diseases"

Neuromuscular diseases

Information about neuromuscular diseases from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on neuromuscular system.

Read more

Neuromuscular system

The neuromuscular system includes all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Learn more about how it works and related diseases.

Read more

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular system that causes muscle weakness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Read more

Movement disorders

Information about movement disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on neurological conditions and dystonia.

Read more

Cerebral palsy symptoms

Symptoms of cerebral palsy range from muscle stiffness and weakness to balance problems. Learn all about the four main types of cerebral palsy here.

Read more

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) causes muscles to become weak. There is no cure, although treatments and support may be available to help people who have SMA.

Read more

Calf pain

Calf pain is often caused by a muscle strain or cramps due to exercise, dehydration or mineral deficiency. But it can be a symptom of something more serious.

Read more

Torticollis

Woken up with a stiff and painful neck that’s twisted to one side? You may have torticollis. Learn about its causes, symptoms and treatments.

Read more

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. Learn more here.

Read more

Peripheral nerve block (upper limb)

A peripheral upper limb nerve block can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after the operation.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo