Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that slowly gets worse over time and affects your movement. It happens in stages, gradually getting worse. Sometimes it will start with a hardly noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while tremor may be the best known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also can causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In early stages of Parkinson’s disease, your face may show little or no expression, or your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time. Although Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, medications may improve your symptoms. In some cases, your doctor may suggest surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and improve your symptoms. But before you go to the extremes of surgery, many holistic treatments and procedures done by physical therapists and chiropractors can help with symptoms and conditions of Parkinson’s disease.
At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been working with patients who have been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you get the treatment you have been searching for.
Unfortunately, the cause of Parkinson’s disease is still unknown, but several components appear to influence it, including:
Researchers have recognized certain genetic mutations that may cause Parkinson’s disease, but these are very rare, except in rare cases with many family members affected by Parkinson’s disease. However, certain gene variations appear to increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease, but with a small risk of for each of these genetic characteristics.
Exposure to certain toxins or environmental factors can increase the risk of later Parkinson’s disease, but the risk is small.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
A lot of changes happen in the brains of people affected by Parkinson’s disease, including:
The Habitation of Lewy Bodies
Chunks of specific objects within brain cells are microscopic characteristics of Parkinson’s disease. These are called Lewy bodies, and researchers believe that these are the key component to Parkinson’s disease.
A-synuclein is Found within Lewy Bodies
Although many substances are found within Lewy bodies, scientists think the most important of these is the natural and widespread protein called a-synuclein. It’s located in all Lewy bodies in a cluster form that cells don’t have the ability to break down. This is presently an important role among Parkinson’s disease researchers.
Symptoms and signs of Parkinson’s disease can affect each person differently. Early signs might be small and may go undetected. Symptoms usually start on one side of your body and typically stay worse on that side, even after symptoms begin to affect both sides. Parkinson’s signs and symptoms may include:
- Slowed movement
- Rigid muscles
- Impaired posture and balance
- Lack of automatic movements
- Speech changes
- Writing changes
Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are ways to help cope with the symptoms and conditions. Treatment will depend on the condition you are in and on the diagnosis. Regular physical therapy and chiropractic care can help strengthen muscles and better tune your body.
Some Common treatments for Parkinson’s disease include:
- Physical therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Manual adjustments
- Therapeutic exercises
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- And many more…
Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about Parkinson’s disease, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.