Although there is no cure for MND, it’s important to be aware that certain therapies and treatments can help address effects of the condition and maintain quality of life. Your neurologist will discuss such treatments with you. There are medications available to help with the symptoms of MND such as cramps, constipation and muscle spasms.
A medication called Riluzole has been approved in Australia for the treatment of MND. Riluzole treatment has provided positive results for some people by extending the median survival rate and/or delaying the onset of more advanced symptoms.
You may hear about alternative treatments for MND, whether by word of mouth or the internet. Speak to your treating physician before you try any treatments that are unproven by medical science. The International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations has published a policy statement on alternative treatments.