What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


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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