Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302494)

Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.2/10 from 32 Votes
Specialized hospital
Roman Haberl

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Roman Haberl

Specialized in: neurology, neurological intensive care medicine

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Intensive Care Medicine at the Academic Hospital Harlaching treats patients with brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle diseases. The most common diseases in this field are strokes, inflammatory conditions of the brain and meninges (multiple sclerosis, meningitis and encephalitis), impaired consciousness, motor disorders (e.g., Parkinson's disease), dizziness, as well as inflammations of the nerve roots and peripheral nerves. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Roman Haberl.

The main directions of the department include a special stroke unit, a section for early neurological rehabilitation and a day neurological hospital. A team of experienced neurologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, physio/ergotherapists and nursing staff provides treatment for patients with the most severe disorders on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. The Department of Neurology, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Roman Haberl, is a member of the Neurocenter of the Munich municipal clinic.

The department is especially focused on the treatment of stroke patients. It is a certified specialised stroke unit and a part of the professional south-eastern Bavaria community for the treatment of strokes (TEMPIS). In particular, the department specializes in the early rehabilitation after stroke. Therapists work together with patients to return the skills affected by the stroke. Here, from the first steps, the support is provided by an experienced team of doctors, nursing specialists, physiotherapists, ergotherapists, etc.

Main focuses of the department include:

  • Inflammatory diseases (multiple sclerosis, meningitis, encephalitis)
  • Motor disorders, for example, Parkinson's disease
  • Nerve root inflammations
  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Early rehabilitation
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination:
    • somatosensory evoked potentials
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • BSG
    • creatine kinase (CK)
    • immunoelectrophoresis
    • vitamin B12, vitamin D
    • thyroid parameters
    • parathormone
    • genetic testing for bi-allelic deletion
      of exon 7 of the SMN1 gene
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • brain and neck CT/ MRI
  • muscle biopsy if indicated
  • X-ray of the chest
  • CSF puncture with nervous water examination
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • consultation of related specialists
  • symptomatic specific treatment (the cost of Nusinersen is not included)
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance
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