What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Amyotrophic

Amyotrophic lateral sclero-

Symptoms of ALS include weak-

Massage is indicated for ALS,

Lateral Sclerosis

sis (ALS) is a progressive

ness, fatigue, and muscle spasms.

with caution and under a

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disease that begins in the

It appears most frequently in men

doctor's supervision.

 

central nervous system. It

between 40 and 70 years of age

 

 

involves the degeneration

 

 

 

of motor neurons and the

 

 

 

subsequent atrophy of vol-

 

 

 

untary muscle.

 

 

 

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