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Motor Neuron Disease Treatment

Motor neuron disease (MND) is an unexpected, unusual and rare condition that affects the brain and nerves. It causes weaknesses that worsen over time.

Thereโ€™s no such specific cure for MND, but there are some treatments that can help the patients to reduce the impact on the everyday life of the patient concerned. Some people use to live with this for years. MND can significantly reduce life expectancy and even it will lead to death.


Motor neuron disease is an unusual condition that affects mainly people more than 60 years of age but all adults are susceptible to this disease. Such a disease is caused by the problems in the cells of the brain and nerves known as motor neurons. There will be a situation when these brain cells and nerves stop working.

Symptoms of MND

Symptoms of motor neurone disease appear gradually and initially untraceable. The first symptoms may include:

  • Weakness in ankle and leg and find it hard to climb upstairs
  • Slurred speech and later developing into difficulty in swallowing foods
  • Weak grip or holding of any item and might drop things instantly, or hard to open jars or buttons
  • Muscle cramps & twitches
  • Weight loss and the arms or leg muscles may become thinner gradually
  • Difficulty stopping the person from crying or laughing

Tests & Diagnosis

It becomes very difficult to diagnose motor neurone disease at an early stage as there is no test for various conditions. To ascertain a few things, the neurologist may suggest for following tests:

  • Blood tests
  • Scan of brain and spine
  • Tests done to measure electrical activity in the muscles and nerves
  • Lumbar puncture or spinal tap to remove and test the fluid from the spine

NEUMED Center for Neurology, Bhubaneswar is one of the best neurology hospitals in Odisha, specializing in providing the best Motor neuron disease (MND) guided by renowned Neurologist Dr. Akhila Kumar Panda. He is speclized in MND.