Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that gradually leads to the loss of muscle movement and paralysis. While there is no cure for ALS, our compassionate team works with you to find treatments that can prolong your life and improve your quality of life.
At the ALS Center at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, you get access to a wide range of specialists and the most effective therapies. Our ALS Center is recognized as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association and its western Pennsylvania chapter – the only center in western Pennsylvania to earn this designation.
Patients and families choose AHN for our:
ALS symptoms depend on which parts of the nervous system are affected. Symptoms worsen over time and may include:
At AHN, we use the latest tests to provide you with a precise diagnosis. After performing a thorough physical examination, your physician may recommend one or more tests, including:
We will support you through the physical and emotional challenges this condition presents, tailoring your care plan to your circumstances.
Your treatment plan may include: