Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic movement disorder that occurs in about 60,000 people in the U.S. every year, most of whom are over 50 years old.
When there’s a problem with certain nerve cells in your brain, your muscles will no longer move smoothly and do what you want them to do. There are four main Parkinson's Disease symptoms:
- Shaking or trembling
- Stiff muscles
- Slow movements
- Problems with balance or walking
Even though there’s no cure for the disease at this time, there are Parkinson's Disease treatment options that can help control symptoms.
At Mercy, our neurologists and movement disorder specialists know how to manage Parkinson’s Disease. Working with other specialists, they help you make lifestyle changes and research studies that might be helpful to you. And Mercy physical, occupational and speech therapists will also be available if you need them.
Most of all, know that you are not alone. Your Mercy care team will provide the treatment and resources you need that will help you live a full life.
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