ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Overview

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) as it is commonly known, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Patients with ALS experience a degeneration of motor neurons, the nerve cells in the central nervous system that initiate and control this voluntary movement of muscles.

 


Diagnosis, Treatment, and Therapies

To learn about diagnosis, treatment, and therapies, please visit the Emory ALS Center, part of the larger Brain Health Center. 

Neurology