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Sir, my friend father is suffering disk pain and muscles weakness also, we get a medical report as mentioned as it suggestive anterior horn cell disease. please send to my mail id

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Dr. Nimrat Kaur

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MBBS and Masters of Public Health 16 August 2018 at 09:37

Anterior horn disease is a condition that affects the anterior horn cells, which are responsible for voluntary muscle activities, such as breathing, walking, swallowing & speaking. Anterior horn disease is characterized by the death of more neurons, which result in a prolonged & progressive motor weakness.

Anterior horn disease presents symptoms associated with the lower & upper motor nerves degeneration, weakness & muscle atrophy (for upper motor neuron). These signs could occur in various muscle groups, including the torso, legs, arms & the bulbar region. Symptoms of Anterior horn disease usually appear in ages of 50 to 70. Symptoms include muscle wasting, progressive weakness, muscle fasciculations, arms & legs spasticity, stiffness & overactive reflexes of tendons. Other patients experience serious symptoms such as slurred speech, dragging a foot or unilateral muscle wasting of the hands. Anterior horn disease has no known cause. However, genetic factors are important in determining a person's vulnerability to this disease.

For details on treatments, please visit a neurologist who would be able to explain to you the line of treatment better, based on symptoms present.