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

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.

April 24, 2015