1. Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness, Prevention

    TBIs, neurodegenerative diseases impact brain function By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer This week is Brain Awareness Week, a global celebration launched by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to bring attention to brain science advances and advocate for science funding. Ne…Read More

  2. Managing Common Parkinson’s symptoms

    By Lindsay Adler, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be disruptive and extremely uncomfortable, and can affect an individual’s “Activities of Daily Living,” or ADL’s, according to the National Parkinson Foundation. Daily challenges include tasks lik…Read More

  3. Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy Lunch & Learns

    Medtronic DBS series includes Battery Longevity Clinic and Behind the Surgical Curtain By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Medtronic has scheduled a series of lunch and learns for implanted and new patients considering Deep Brain Stimulation implant surgery in the Austin area. Th…Read More

  4. Neurology Solutions patient tells story of living with dystonia

    Austin woman manages condition with Botox injections, DBS therapy By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Phyllis Spivey of Austin noticed an odd thing when she would lie down to sleep: when she put her head on the pillow, it would pull to the right. About a year and a half after she…Read More

  5. Preparing for Your Neurologist Appointment

    Take control of your condition by being an active participant in your healthcare By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Receiving or awaiting a diagnosis of a potentially debilitating movement disorder can bring about a sense of unease and uncertainty. Many patients may become overw…Read More

  6. Movement Disorders require Specialized Care

    By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Movement disorders are complex diseases with physical and psychological symptoms that can affect not only the patient, but those close to them. Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, tremor…Read More

  7. Dystonia symptoms, causes and treatments

    Dystonia Treatment Must be Highly Specialized By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder commonly treated by Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center that causes involuntary repetitive twisting and sustained muscle contractions. Dystonia…Read More

  8. Young Onset Parkinson’s patient shares her 20-year journey

    Austin woman had DBS surgery 9 years ago By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Roxana Zapata sees her Parkinson’s disease as somewhat of an unwelcome house guest: She’s a little controlling, she usually gets her own way, and she won’t be ignored. “You can’t get rid of her…Read More

  9. More tips for a healthy diet for Parkinson’s

    Basic Tips, Foods to Avoid with PD & Sample Meal Plan By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer We recently published an article on how a balanced diet high in antioxidants and low in fat such as the DASH diet is recommended as a healthy diet for Parkinson’s patients. Among other…Read More

  10. DASH diet recommended for people with Parkinson’s

    DASH diet can maximize potential of medications, prevent hospitalization, improve overall well-being By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer The DASH diet is a top anti-aging diet providing benefits for adults who are trying to control blood pressure, prevent diabetes and cognitive d…Read More