Tag Archives: SMA

What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

August 24th, 2022
August is typically one of the hottest months of the year, so this is an excellent time to stay indoors in the air conditioning and read a blog. The topic of this one is spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, a genetic disorder that primarily affects infants and children. August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month. SMA is a neuromuscular disorder. It’s a progressive disease that destroys the nerve cells that control muscle movement, called motor neurons. With SMA, motor neurons…

It’s a SMAall World

August 4th, 2020
August is typically one of the hottest months of the year, so today is an excellent time to stay indoors in the air conditioning and read a blog. The topic of this one is a genetic disorder called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that primarily affects infants and children and, more rarely, adults. August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month.  SMA is a neuromuscular disorder. It is a progressive disease that destroys motor neurons, the nerve cells that control muscle movement.…