Types of Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders is a term that encompasses many different medical conditions that impair the functioning of the muscles.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada supports people affected by muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases. Together, these conditions are referred to as “neuromuscular disorders.”


Complete list of neuromuscular disorders
under Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s umbrella


To learn about the causes, symptoms, progression and management of a specific neuromuscular disorder, select the name of the condition from the left-hand side of this page.

For information about issues that are common among people with various neuromuscular disorders, visit Living with Muscular Dystrophy.

This diagram shows just a fraction of the neuromuscular disorders covered by Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Disorders in dark grey bubbles are more prevalent than those in light grey. All neuromuscular disorders are considered rare or “orphan” diseases.

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann