Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and a series of complete neurological tests to rule out conditions and confirm the diagnosis, including:
- Biopsy of the muscles and nerves.
- Blood and urine tests.
- Electromyograms to detect if nerves or muscles are working improperly.
- Cervical spine myelogram.
- Blood tests.
- Lumbar puncture.
There is no specialized treatment for this condition, but your doctor may prescribe some drugs to control the symptoms and slow their progression or prescribe the use of orthopedic devices to walk or perform other activities.
Similarly, support therapies can significantly help improve your quality of life, such as:
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation that can help with muscle contractures, constipation, and insomnia.
- Occupational therapy.
- Speech therapy.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a condition that must be addressed by a multidisciplinary medical team made up of neurologists, physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, pulmonologists, and gastroenterologists, among others.
At the Neurological Center, a select group of highly trained and certified doctors in the various neurological specialties are ready to assist you with the quality and warmth that characterizes us.
Nervous system specialties
- Spine surgery
- Pediatric neurosurgery
- Interventional neuro-radiology