Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Also known as:
Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease in which certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord slowly die. These nerve cells are called motor neurons, and they control the muscles that allow you to move the parts of your body. ALS is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Providence ALS Center is dedicated to treating people affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It is the only ALS Association-certified Center of Excellence in Oregon, offering a multidisciplinary approach to ensure ease and excellence. Emphasis is on treatment, coordinated care, education and early intervention to manage symptoms.