In-depth

Causes

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — often known as Lou Gehrig's disease — is a degenerative condition causing loss of control of voluntary muscles.

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this movement disorder.

Risk factors

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease can cause problems with walking, swallowing, balance and coordination. Although there's no cure, drug and surgical therapies can effectively treat symptoms.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

EEG (electroencephalogram)

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

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