What is Parkinson’s disease, and how is it treated?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement. Initially, the symptoms and onset are gradual but can become progressive and more debilitating over time.
It is important to seek medical treatment at the onset of symptoms as those who begin treatment earlier may be able to slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
In most cases, Parkinson’s disease is caused by genetics as those with a family history of the condition seem to be at a higher risk.
There are also some studies that high exposure to certain chemicals or toxins can also cause Parkinson’s disease, although this is rare.
This neurological disorder seems to be more prevalent in men than women and most patients begin to experience symptoms in their late 50s or early 60s.
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be gradual and can include:
The Board Certified Neurologists at OrthoNeuro have helped thousands of patients with Parkinson’s disease live an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
Parkinson’s disease is generally managed with medications as well as lifestyle changes. For instance, your OrthoNeuro Neurologist may recommend a consistent exercise routine.
There are a variety of medications used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that your OrthoNeuro Neurologist will discuss with you.
Your OrthoNeuro Neurologist will monitor your reaction to these medications and adjust dosages as needed until your symptoms are controlled.
If you have been experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Neurologists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you. Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
Book An Appointment
Urgent Care Centers:
© 2023 OrthoNeuro.