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10 Causes of Spasticity

What Is Spasticity? Spasticity is a neurological condition characterized by an abnormal muscle tone or stiffness increase, which can significantly impair bodily functions and daily activities. This condition varies from mild stiffness to severe, painful, uncontrollable muscle spasms. Common signs and symptoms of spasticity include discomfort or pain, hypertonicity, clonus, exaggerated deep tendon reflexes, muscle […]

The Evolution of Deep Brain Stimulation: Advancements and Innovations

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease offers relief from debilitating symptoms and can restore hope for a better quality of life. However, like any advanced medical technology, DBS device programming and troubleshooting by a movement disorder specialist is needed to ensure optimal performance. That’s where Neurology Solutions shines as a leader in DBS programming […]

Considering Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Movement Disorders?

Living with a movement disorder can be daunting, affecting every facet of one’s life. Conditions like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia can significantly diminish your quality of life, causing stiffness and involuntary movements. Amidst this challenge, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) emerges as a beacon of hope. DBS is an option for treating movement disorders, […]

Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center

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.

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.

Preparing for Your Neurologist Appointment

Neurological disorders such as ataxia, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis bring with them a host of potential symptoms affecting movement, daily activities and mental status, and no two cases are the same.

One way to feel more in control is to become informed about your disease and to take an active role in your healthcare. Read more on preparing for your neurologist appointment.

Physical Therapy at Neurology Solutions with Dr. Eric Rhoden

Movement Disorders require Specialized Care

Movement disorders are complex diseases with physical and psychological symptoms that can affect not only the patient, but those close to them. No one test, scan or checklist can accurately diagnose movement disorders. Choosing the right physician to diagnose and manage the condition is an important decision.

Medtronic deep brain stimulation therapy

10 tips for at home fall prevention

As people age, muscle degeneration occurs, and strength, and thus balance, becomes impaired. People who lead a sedentary lifestyle can lose about half their strength and about 40% of their muscle, which leads to a loss of balance as well.

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