Parkinson disease (PD) is one of the most common neurologic disorders, affecting approximately 1% of individuals older than 60 years and causing progressive disability that can be slowed, but not halted, by treatment
The progression of Parkinson disease is chronic and slow and taking more than 10 years. If we recognized early signs of Parkinson disease, we could delay or prevent Parkinson’s disease.
Most common first signs of Parkinson disease are loss or decreased sense of smell, decreased arm swing on the first-involved side, shoulder pain/rigid, and sleep disturbances. If you are older than 60 years old with these early signs, please consult with a chiropractic neurologist near you. Chiropractic neurologists can stimulate your weak area of brain with specific brain based treatments. They also provide nutritional evaluation and treatment plan for Parkinson’s disease.
Other clinical symptoms of Parkinson disease include upper extremity tremor, subtle decrease in dexterity, soft voice, decreased facial expression, rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder (RBD; a loss of normal atonia during REM sleep), symptoms of autonomic dysfunction (eg, constipation, sweating abnormalities, sexual dysfunction, seborrheic dermatitis), a general feeling of weakness, malaise, or lassitude, depression or anhedonia, slowness in thinking, progressive bradykinesia, rigidity, gait difficulty, flexed posture, and variable strides, postural instability.
Early recognition of the symptoms can promote early diagnosis and thus early intervention, which often results in a better quality of life. Chiropractic neurologist can provide a brain based treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer disease, supranuclear palsy, frontal lobe degeneration and persons with traumatic brain injury, auto accident injury or whiplash injury who has symptoms like loss of sense of smell, personality changes, visual disturbance, difficult speaking, hearing loss, headache, balance problems, decreased arm swing, shoulder pain/rigid, sleep disturbances and difficult walking, etc.
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