Neurological Services

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder which results in progressive symptoms ranging from slowing down of movements of limbs and walking to tremors (shakes) of the limbs and head and stiffness of muscles.

Patients with PD often have other challenges such as problems with memory and cognitive function, issues with swallowing and constipation as well as softening of speech.

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What You Need To Know

Unfortunately, there is no cure for PD. In most instances we start with medications to manage the symptoms and in some select candidates we recommend other advanced treatment motilities such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) or Focused Ultrasound Treatment (FUST).

Absolutely! Exercises such as shadow boxing, dancing, cycling have all shown benefits in patients with PD. Very often we encourage stretching as part of the treatment, specifically for patients with cramps and stiffness. As part of a good strategy with PD, often have Physical Therapists involved with patients to not only improve motor function but assist with gait and fall prevention.

While having a parent with PD may slightly increase your risk of getting PD, there are only a few genes that are directly responsible for PD making this very uncommon. There are also certain environmental triggers.