Arkansas Children’s is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows the organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. For more than a century, they have continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond.
The care team at Arkansas Children’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Clinic provides excellent family-centered care for children with SMA. Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic, progressive disease that affects the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. SMA is a motor neuron disease and involves the loss of nerve cells, called motor neurons, in the spinal cord.