Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

A diagnosis of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, can be frightening and devastating for you or your loved one. This disease of the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord gradually leads to an inability to move, talk, eat, and breathe without assistance.

Nebraska Medicine is recognized for its innovation and expertise in neurology and neurosurgery. Our renowned specialists have dedicated training in specific neurological conditions, including ALS, and are truly experts in their field.

When you come to Nebraska Medicine for ALS treatment for you or your family member, you can be assured that you are getting the best, most innovative care by a dedicated team that understands the disease and can manage your symptoms and care for you every step of the way.

When you come to Nebraska Medicine for treatment of ALS, you can expect:

A Team of Specialists from Many Disciplines Working Together

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists works together to manage all of your ALS symptoms, help you stay independent longer, and give you the best quality of life. This experienced team, led by physicians who are specialists in ALS, reviews your individual needs to provide the best care possible.

A Dedicated Nurse Case Manager

Your nurse case manager is with you every step of the way to ensure that you and your family are surrounded by the support and assistance needed to face the challenges of ALS, including referrals to trusted community resources.

Coordinated Health Services to Address your Needs

We offer all the health services that may be necessary for you and your family who are living with ALS. Your ALS nurse case manager will coordinate care with any of these specialty areas that all share an expertise in the management of ALS symptoms:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nutritional services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Palliative care
  • Physical therapy
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Social services

Clinical Trials

We offer patients the opportunity to take part in some of the most promising ALS clinical trials, giving you access to the newest and most cutting-edge treatment options. See an updated list of what clinical trials in ALS are underway.