Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder with no known cure.  Neurologists are able to use their resources to slow down/fight the progression of the disease down but still can not resolve the disease.

They also have better methods for achieving faster, more accurate diagnoses. For more information about surgical treatments, including alternative therapies, we recommend the lab of Dimitri Krainc at Northwestern Medicine. The progression of Parkinson’s varies in every patient. The process may be slower in one patient from the next.  There is no real rhyme or reason for this.

Parkinson's disease

Symptoms (When should you see a Neurologist)
If you’re experiencing any health issues including the new onset of symptoms such as; tremors, stiffness only on one side of the body or more on one side than the other, or muscle weakness.


Neurologists are able to recommend the best medications and treatments for Parkinson’s Disease.

  • Physical Exercise:
    It is suggested that exercising may also slow the process of the disease down. Exercising will build up strength, balance, and endurance.
  • Mental Exercise:
    It is also suggested that cognitive exercises such as; crossword puzzles, math problems, reading challenging novels, socializing, interacting with friends, and debating and discussing ideas show tremendous improvements.

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The information in this article is an opinion. Please consult your primary physician.