Parkinson’s Disease

How deep brain stimulation works to treat Parkinson’s disease

Around 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. This achronic motor system disorder leads to tremors, stiffness and difficulty with coordination and balance. Medication can help, but isn’t enough for some patients. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective treatment for this debilitating disease. Read on to learn …

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic motor/nervous system disorder that occurs when the cells that produce dopamine become destroyed or severely damaged. Dopamine is a chemical that sends signals to the brain to control movement. As these cells diminish and the disease progresses, patients gradually lose control of their ability to manage their movements.  At Texas …

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Stimulating the Brain to Treat Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease is a horrible nervous system disorder that gradually robs a person of most of their physical activities one by one. There is no cure and patients simply deteriorate until their entire life has completely changed. At Texas Neurosurgery, we treat Parkinson’s disease in some patients with deep brain stimulation. What is Parkinson’s disease? …

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Drugs and Parkinson’s

Effective progress has been made in treating Parkinson’s disease, especially with the development of new drugs, along with a better understanding of how to use older treatment methodologies. Most Parkinson’s patients can find relief from medications, but it’s important to start them early. This early treatment can impact how the disease will unfold over time. …

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Parkinson’s Disease 101

Parkinson’s is an evil disease that robs a person of one thing after another until basically all they can do is watch TV. For an active person, it’s especially brutal. Although you hear about potential breakthroughs in research on how to stop the disease, the reality is that the scientific research budgets are currently under …

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Information About Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects a person’s movements. Since we treat Parkinson’s patients with procedures such as deep brain stimulation at Texas Neurosurgery, here’s some general information about this unfortunate disease. What is Parkinson’s? Some people mistakenly assume Parkinson’s is a muscle disease, but it is a nervous system disease. …

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Categories of Parkinson’s Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is not easy to predict. The disease progresses in different ways in different patients. But symptoms will fall into two categories: motor skills, such as tremors and muscle rigidity; and non-motor skills, such as dementia and loss of smell. There will be a mix of these categories. Despite its variances, Parkinson’s does follow …

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Addressing Parkinson’s with Deep Brain Stimulation

Parkinson’s is a debilitating disease, robbing a patient of one activity after another and dramatically decreasing the quality of life as it does so. Some patients respond well to medication to alleviate many of their Parkinson’s symptoms, but for others medication doesn’t have much effect. In those cases, at Texas Neurosurgery we offer deep brain …

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Treating Parkinson’s from Inside the Brain

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive neurologic condition where the patient has involuntary trembling/tremors, muscular stiffness or inflexibility, and difficulty carrying out movements due to muscle rigidity. The disease usually begins in people between the ages of 50 and 65, striking around one percent of the population in that age group. Medication has gotten better …

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Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Parkinson’s

You’ve heard the horror stories associated with Parkinson’s disease, where patients have lost one physical thing they do after another until they’re left with the option of basically watching TV at home. At Texas Neurosurgery, we think there is a better solution. Although there is no cure currently available for Parkinson’s disease, we offer a …

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