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How does therapy treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

The muscle deterioration associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a secondary consequence of damage to the nervous system. Physical therapy can slow down the deterioration of muscles that occurs when they fall into disuse. Speech therapy can help people with ALS to express themselves in spite of the limitations the disease imposes.

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