nerve entrapment. The neurologist ordered a catscan of my husband's brain and cervical spine (which was normal,) blood work (also normal,) and an EMG (NOT normal.) In addition, he had hyper-reflexia, clonus, and diffuse fascicilations. We finished all the tests and came out with a "most probably ALS" diagnosis. Our most recent 2nd opinion was "no question it's ALS" diagnosis.
We are now just trying to absorb the information given to us. We have attended two ALS Clinics (May and July 09). We are hoping for a slow progression of this disease as we have a great deal we want to do together!