Motor Neuron Disease

Motor neuron diseases (MNDs) are a group of five degenerative neurological disorders that diminish control of voluntary muscles, resulting in disability and eventual death: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), pseudobulbar palsy, progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), and progressive bulbar palsy (PBP). They attack the nerves in the brain and spinal cord responsible for movement, progressively hindering activities such as walking, speaking, chewing, swallowing, and breathing. Serious and life-threatening, though there is no cure for MNDs, treatment is focused on slowing the progression of the disease and maintaining quality of life.

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The Nerve Disorders Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of peripheral nerve disorders clinicians including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychological care providers and rehabilitation professionals.


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