Movement disorders are a group a diseases and syndromes affecting the ability to control movement. There are many movement disorders and the most common is Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative neurological disease that increases in severity over time.
Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. The disease most often develops after age 50. It is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. Sometimes Parkinson’s disease occurs in younger adults, but is rarely seen in children. It affects both men and women.
An interdisciplinary clinic for patients with Advanced Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism diagnoses. The Prisma Health Atypical Parkinsonism Clinic provides opportunity for patients and caregivers to meet with providers and therapists, ask questions, receive recommendations, and obtain information on available resources in one visit.
Patricia Stutts tried everything to ease the pain of Parkinson’s Disease – medication, dental appliances, functional chiropractic treatments, dietary adjustments and even having a balloon inflated in her nasal passages. “If I could find it on the internet, I gave it a try,” she said.
Watch Patty’s story to see how she finally found the answer she was looking for with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is surgical procedure used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms.