How is ALS Diagnosed?

ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurological disease that affects tens of thousands of people in the United States.  Every year, an additional five thousand people receive an ALS diagnosis.  Commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS occurs when the nerves begin to break down, making every day activities and movement difficult.

ALS Diagnosis

Correctly arriving at an ALS diagnosis can take some time as the symptoms of the disease are common to a number of autoimmune diseases.  In order to diagnose a person with ALS, a number of tests may be conducted including:

For additional information on your ALS diagnosis or to learn about treatment options, contact the team at NY Neurology Associates. Book an appointment online or simply call 212-987-0100.

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