What is als?
More commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that is characterized by a degeneration of the motor neurons; the cells in the brain and spinal cord which control muscles. As the motor neurons die, the muscles weaken, affecting the ability to move, speak, swallow and breathe. For the majority of people the mind remains fully aware. As of today, there is no known cause or cure for ALS, although there are many promising research programs.
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ALS CLINICS IN MICHIGAN
There are many qualified neurologists throughout Michigan who treat pALS on a regular basis. In fact, Michigan is extremely fortunate to have some of the finest ALS physicians and treatment centers anywhere. These centers provide a multidisciplinary approach to caring for pALS, using the latest advancements in the treatment of ALS. Please contact these clinics for more information about specific services, or call us at 800-882-5764 for more information:
Harry J. Hoenselaar ALS Clinic
Department of Neurology
2799 West Grand Boulevard, K-11
Detroit, MI 48202-2689
Michigan Institute For Neurological Disorders (MIND)
Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders
28595 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 200
Farmington Hills, MI 48334