Amyotophic Lateral Sclerosis

The cause of ALS is unknown, however, research is being done to identify and treat ALS.

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, is a non-traumatic, progressive, neurodegenerative motor neuron disease.

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Exercise can help strengthen unaffected muscles, prevent deconditioning, improve cardiovascular health, and help patients fight fatigue and depression. Range-of-motion and stretching exercises can help prevent painful spasticity and muscle contractures (shortening of muscles, limits joint movement).

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