Also called: Paralysis
agitans, Shaking palsy
Parkinson's disease is a disorder that
affects nerve cells, or neurons and the Basal Ganglia, the part of the
brain that controls certain muscle movement. In Parkinson's, neurons
that make a chemical called dopamine do not work properly. Dopamine
normally sends signals that help coordinate your movements. No one knows
what damages these cells. Toxins in the environment have been blamed.
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease may include
- Trembling of
hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
- Stiffness of the
arms, legs and trunk
- Slowness of
- Poor balance and
As symptoms get worse, people with the
disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks. They
may also have problems such as depression, sleep problems or trouble
chewing, swallowing or speaking.
Parkinson's usually begins around age 60,
but it can start earlier. It is more common in men than in women. There
is no cure for Parkinson's disease. Dr. Fred Claryís methods of
treating Parkinsonís disease involve strengthening areas of the brain
that control muscle function.
Chiropractic Neurological Brain Based Rehabilitation
Chiropractic Neurologist, like Dr. Clary, plays a significant role in
both evaluation and treatment of patient with Parkinsonís disease.
Frederick A. Clary, D.C. will assess and
examine the Parkinsonís patientsí:
Range of motion
Muscle firing pattern order
Dr. Clary will
examine movement patterns, and explore the impact of movement disorder
symptoms on patientsí mobility skills and ability to perform activities
of daily living. The treatment plan will reflect the individualís
strengthens and weakness in these areas. With regards to safety, Dr.
Fred Clary will assess the patientís risk of falling and possible need
for an assistive device, such as a cane, walker, or wheelchA Functional Life.
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"Thank you for educating me about how
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