Mother in Law died of ALS

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Merry

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Hello,
My Mother in Law died a few years ago from ALS. So heartbreaking. I’m worried that my husband could have it. One of his arms seems to have lost muscle and there is muscle atrophy on one side of his collarbone. He does get a lot of twitches ad muscle cramps by those have gone on a long time as he has a spine injury and a cage between L3 and L5.
Since he already has medical issues, it makes it very hard to know if we we should have an assessment.
The depression by his collarbone is scary.
Please let me know if what you think. I thank
thank you In advance for your time.
 

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If you are worried of course see a doctor. That doesn’t mean I think this is ALS it means he should be examined to assess for atrophy and weakness. If those exist then more tests should be done. More spine issues are much more likely.
 

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Thank you so much for your kind reply.
 
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