Parkinson’s Disease Overview
Parkinson’s disease is a movement-affecting nervous system disorder. Early treatment reduces symptoms as much as possible and slows down disease progression. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) neurovascular specialist should be contacted as soon as possible if symptoms present.
Symptoms & Risk Factors
Parkinson’s disease symptoms include:
- Balance and posture problems
- Loss of unconscious movements
- Muscle stiffness
- Speech problems
Parkinson’s disease risk factors include:
- Family history
- Gender (men)
- Toxin exposure
Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured. Treatment revolves around reducing symptoms as much as possible. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA neurovascular specialist prescribes medication(s) and therapy.