Muscular Weakness


    Muscular weakness is a primary symptom for a range of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions. There are two main categories of muscular weakness: true muscle weakness, in which the force exerted by a patient's muscles is less that what would normally be expected; and perceived muscle weakness, in which the patient feels more effort is required, but the actual muscle strength remains unchanged. Treatment options vary based on the underlying cause.

    Our providers


    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Nitin Patel, MD

    Pediatric Neurologist Neurology, Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough tech

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.