Motor Neuron Diseases

Daya Neuro Physio & Rehabilitation Center

Motor neuron diseases are a group of conditions that cause the nerves in the spine and brain to lose function over time. They are a rare but severe form of neuro degenerative disease. Motor neurons are nerve cells that send electrical output signals to the muscles affecting the muscles’ ability to function. Motor neuron disease (MND) can appear at any age, but symptoms usually appear after the age of 40 years. It affects more men than women.
  • ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease is the most common type affecting both the upper and lower motor neurons (neurons in the brain and spinal cord).

  • It affects the muscles of the arms, legs, mouth, and respiratory system.

  • Primary lateral sclerosis affects the neurons in the brain. It is a rare form of MND that advances more slowly than ALS. It is not fatal, but it can affect a person's quality of life.

  • Progressive bulbar palsy (PBP) involves the brain stem. People with ALS often have PBP too.

  • Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA) is a rare condition that affects the lower motor neurons in the spinal cord.

Need a Doctor for Check-up?

just make an appointment & you're done!