Neuromuscular medicine is the practice of medicine that involves the care of patients with disorders of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and its connections with the central nervous system. The PNS includes the motor and sensory neurons, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junctions, and muscles. The care of patients with neuromuscular symptoms includes physical examination, clinical investigation, diagnosis, management, and counseling for patients and their families. Neuromuscular medicine requires training and knowledge beyond that expected of a general neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation physician.
Electrodiagnostic medicine is medical subspecialty. Specially trained physicians use information from a patient’s history and physical exam, along with test results that analyze electrical impulses between muscles and nerves, to diagnose, evaluate, and treat neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and nervous system disorders. Electrodiagnostic medicine is a part of neuromuscular medicine.