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Motor Neuron Disease

Motor neuron disease (MND), also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. In MND, the motor neurons responsible for transmitting electrical impulses from the brain to the muscles throughout the body gradually degenerate and die, leading to muscle weakness, atrophy, and eventually paralysis. The disease can affect various parts of the body, including the arms, legs, face, and respiratory system.
Preetham Neuro Centre is an expert in handling motor neuron disease lies in its comprehensive approach to patient care, which involves a combination of advanced diagnostic techniques, innovative treatment methods, and personalized care plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. This helps them improve their quality of life and manage their condition effectively.

Symptoms of motor neuron disease

Common symptoms of motor neuron disease include

Treatments for motor neuron disease

Several treatment options are available at the Preetham Neuro Centre to manage symptoms and improve the quality of life for people with motor neuron disease. They are as follows


There are several medications available to manage the symptoms of motor neuron disease, including muscle relaxants, anti-spasticity drugs, and drugs to manage pain and depression.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy can help improve muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion. It can also help with breathing and swallowing difficulties.

Assistive devices

Assistive devices such as wheelchairs, braces, and communication devices can help individuals with motor neuron disease maintain their independence and quality of life.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy can help individuals with motor neuron disease improve their speech and communication abilities. This may involve exercises to strengthen the tongue and throat muscles or the use of communication devices.

Nutritional support

Individuals with motor neuron disease may require nutritional support to maintain their weight and strength. This may involve changes in diet or the use of feeding tubes.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy can help individuals with motor neuron disease adapt to changes in their daily activities and develop strategies to maintain their independence.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are ongoing to test new treatments for motor neuron disease, including gene therapy, stem cell therapy, and drug therapies.