Information about neuromuscular diseases from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on 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.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular system that causes muscle weakness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Information about movement disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on neurological conditions and dystonia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. Learn more here.
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.