Movement Disorders and Hang Gliders

For some people, getting diagnosed with a movement disorder can feel like strapping into a hang glider and stepping off a cliff. It’s that feeling of embarking on a journey or even an adventure, and you don’t know where you’re going or how you’ll get there. Every hang glider flight ends up the same way — back on the ground. But between the leap off the cliff and the (hopefully smooth) landing, unlimited variables may affect the flight, and an infinite number of outcomes are possible for how it will turn out.

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Movement Disorder Patient Resources

Following is a list of organizations and websites with information related to treatment and resources in managing Parkinson’s Disease, dystonia, and other neuromuscular problems treated by our movement disorder specialists. Although these sites have been selected by Neurology Solutions’ editorial staff to be contained on the NSC website, they are not operated by NSC.

Covid 19: Analysis and Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment

The recommendations below are a compilation of Dr. Izor and NSC staff, as well as adapted from Paul Marik, MD’s MATH+ protocol. Dr. Marik is Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. His team posts more frequent updates on their EVMS website: https://www.evms.edu/media/evms_public/departments/internal_medicine/EVMS_Critical_Care_COVID-19_Protocol.pdf This article was last updated on […]

Why Awake DBS Is Still The Best Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

If you’re curious about deep brain stimulation (DBS), you’re not alone. It’s one of the most promising Parkinson’s disease treatments out there for patients whose symptoms can’t be controlled with medications. Here at Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center, we implant DBS leads in very specific parts of the brain — accurate to under a millimeter […]

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Largest clinical study of PD focuses on best treatments

The Parkinson’s Foundation has enrolled its 10,000th participant in the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, the largest-ever clinical study of Parkinson’s disease (PD) spanning five nations. Started in 2009, the project studies everyone with PD, from the newly-diagnosed to people who have lived with Parkinson’s for 20 years or more, and aims to provide a comprehensive view of the disease and its overall impact on people’s lives.

Among the key conclusions so far, the research has shown that regular visits to neurologists could save thousands of lives a year and more exercise and focus on mental health could help improve patients’ well-being.

Treating Parkinson’s with Physical Therapy

Treating Parkinson’s with physical therapy is recommended to reduce stiffness and discomfort and to allow patients to continue to perform daily tasks and retain independence. PD experts agree that physical activity is beneficial to PD patients at all stages of their disease, including at early diagnosis.

Physical therapists trained in treating neurological conditions recommend exercises for people with PD aimed at improved balance and coordination, flexibility, endurance and strength. Read on for a Physical Therapy for PD Q&A.

Dietary Supplements for Cognitive Function

Numerous research studies are focused on the effectiveness of dietary supplements for cognitive function. Two lesser-known supplements have been shown to support neurons and synapses in areas of the brain tied to memory, cognition and executive function.

Bacopa Monnieri is a nootropic herb used in traditional Indian Medicine, and magensium threonate is a form or magnesium that effectively crosses the blood brain barrier. Both are supported by numerous animal and human studies as memory enhancers, whether managing a neurodegenerative disease or to help fend off age-related decline.

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Roundup: 10 Advances in Understanding, Treating Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex multi-system brain disorder impacting movement and the regulation of mood. Strides have been made in understanding the mechanism of PD and ways to prevent neurodegenerative diseases and slow disease progression. From treating depression to dancing to yoga therapy to implementing the comprehensive MEND protocol, read on for a roundup of 10 Latest Advances in Understanding and Treating Parkinson’s.

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Hormone Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to patients seen frequently by the practice to help address mobility and mood and improve quality of life. Hormone Therapy for Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases can reduce certain symptoms associated with PD and reduce dementia risk in the general elderly population.

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