Peripheral Nerve Center

The Peripheral Nerve Center at Johns Hopkins has assembled a group of specialists with expertise in common and rare nerve disorders. We offer diagnosis and state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatments, while providing the highest quality care and improving our understanding of peripheral nerve diseases through research. We take a holistic approach to address the total wellbeing of the patient by working closely with colleagues from other fields to provide multi-specialty care.

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Diagnostic Services for Peripheral Nerve Disorders

At Johns Hopkins, we have access to outstanding diagnostic laboratories, including:
  • Electromyography Lab

    This is one of the foremost clinical and research groups in the world for electromyography, nerve conduction studies and specialized techniques such as single-fiber recordings.

  • Neuromuscular Pathology Lab

    This lab performs more than 200 nerve and muscle biopsies a year and receives biopsies from other hospitals for processing, interpretation and review.

  • Cutaneous Nerve Lab

    This lab developed a skin biopsy technique that allows to see the small nerve fibers within the skin, which is especially useful in assessing small sensory pain fibers that are "invisible" in nerve conduction studies.

Specialty Treatment Centers

Our team works with each patient to develop a tailored treatment plan. Treatments differ based on the type of neuropathy, the number and location of the affected nerves, as well as personal health factors. Our specialists provide expert neurological and medical care for peripheral neuropathies. We also partner with other centers across Johns Hopkins to connect our patients with the best treatment approaches.

Our Peripheral Nerve Experts

A Woman's Journey: Walking on Pins and Needles

More than 20 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy, which can be caused by diabetes, chemotherapy and other health conditions and can result in motor, sensory and autonomic nerve damage. Neuromuscular expert Ahmet Hoke defines peripheral neuropathy and discusses ways to diagnose and treat it.

Peripheral Neuropathy Support Groups

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy offers a variety of virtual and in-person support groups and resources for people with peripheral neuropathies.