Does ALS cause pain

Does ALS cause pain?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that affects motor nerves, and pain is felt by sensory nerves. The disease does not cause an individual to experience pain, however the effects ALS has on the body does cause pain. For example, joint pain can develop when limbs become weak. When a person’s limbs grow weak,…

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease identified by Jean-Martin Charcot, a French neurologist, in 1869. ALS is a disease which causes nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain to slowly die. These nerve cells control the muscles that allow you to move the parts of your body. The first person to…