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Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that involves the deterioration of brain cells. This deterioration slowly destroys a person's motor skills making it progressively difficult to move or communicate.

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease may include:

  • Muscle stiffness or rigid limbs
  • Tremors
  • Slow or awkward gait
  • Poor posture and balance
  • Loss of facial expression
  • Loss of speech

Einstein Neurology provides a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach for the long-term management of Parkinson's disease. Treatment options may include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation (physical and occupational therapy)
  • Investigational treatments / clinical trials

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