Spinal Muscular Atrophy
What Is SMA?
Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, is an inherited condition that causes nerve cells in the lower part of the brain and spinal cord to break down and die. When this happens, the brain stops sending signals to the body’s muscles.
Babies with SMA can have difficulty crawling, walking, or even breathing, and older kids can have trouble getting around and mastering simple tasks of everyday life, like combing their hair.
Below you will find a list of resources that have been invaluable to us in learning about SMA. Please let us know if there are resources you think belong on the list.
Blogs & Websites
Treat NMD : SMA Patient Organizations
The Fast Movement: On Facebook
Jaden’s Hope Foundation: On Facebook