Neuromuscular Diseases

There are many forms of neuromuscular diseases that cause muscle degeneration, weakness, paralysis, and fatigue. This list is not intended to serve as a full list of all forms of neuromuscular diseases. The following list consists of diseases that Muscle Movement Foundation families have recently been affected by.

Diseases of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes

  • Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

  • Myasthenia gravis

Mitochondrial diseases

  • Friedrich’s ataxia

  • Mitochondrial myopathies

Motor Neuron Diseases

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • Spinal-bulbar muscular atrophy

  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Muscular dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy

  • Congenital muscular dystrophies

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

  • Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies

  • Myotonic dystrophy

  • Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy


  • Congenital myopathies

  • Distal myopathies

  • Endocrine myopathies

  • Inflammatory myopathies

  • Metabolic myopathies

Peripheral Nerve Disease

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Please feel free to email to ask if a specific disease is covered by MMF. Families affected by one or more of the diseases listed on this page are eligible to receive assistance through MMF if they meet the criteria listed on our MMF Muscle Champion Assistance Form.