Multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are different diseases with some similar features and symptoms.
Affect your muscles and your ability to move your body
Attack your brain and spinal cord
Have “sclerosis” in their name
Cause scarring or hardening around nerve cells
They have some key differences, though. MS is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to attack itself. ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a nervous system disorder...