Understanding ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neuromuscular disease that damages nerve cells, known as motor neurons, which control voluntary muscle movement. It belongs to a class of diseases, known as motor neuron diseases. Currently, there is no known cause or cure for ALS, and the typical person lives only three to five years following diagnosis.

Please click through this section of our website to learn more about the different types of motor neuron disorders, possible causes, symptoms, and more.

To download a summary flyer designed especially for ALS Awareness month, please click here.

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