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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease.

ALS is characterized by a progressive degeneration of motor nerve cells in the brain (upper motor neurons) and spinal cord (lower motor neurons). When the motor neurons can no longer send impulses to the muscles, the muscles begin to waste away (atrophy), causing increased muscle weakness.

Treatment Options for ALS

Although there is currently no cure for ALS, we offer several treatment options that can make your life more comfortable. If you are diagnosed with ALS, turn to the experienced medical team at the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center.

Through a combination of the latest treatments, support and education, our team of neuromuscular specialists will work with you to help manage your disease and remain as healthy and active as possible.