Mayo Clinic doctors work together as an integrated team to diagnose and treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related disorders.

Doctors in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Subspecialty Group offer comprehensive care for people with ALS and their families, coordinating their diagnostic tests, treatment, rehabilitation, nutrition, lung and breathing care (pulmonary care), and follow-up care.

Support groups for people with ALS and their family members are available in the area.

Conditions and symptoms

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Bulbar and pseudobulbar palsy
  • Familial ALS
  • Fasciculations
  • Kennedy disease (spinobulbar atrophy)
  • Localized motor neuron diseases
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Motor neuropathies
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Primary lateral sclerosis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy


Doctors are active in clinical and basic science research to study causes, genetics and potential treatments for ALS and ALS-related diseases. Researchers also conduct clinical trials. Read more about research in neuromuscular diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.