Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Advancements

Dr. Robert Izor of Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center joined Austin’s KXAN News Studio 512 last week to talk about advancements in Medtronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy, a surgical treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and disorders such as dystonia and essential tremor. In 2016, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Medtronic DBS therapy for use in people with early Parkinson’s disease—at least four-years duration—with recent onset of motor complications not adequately controlled with medication.

DBS-device manufacturer Medtronic is at the forefront of new, more precise programming technology allowing the DBS current field to stimulate deeper areas of the brain and alleviate stimulation-induced symptoms. Medtronic named Neurology Solutions the fourth-largest private DBS implant center in the country and the largest such center managing DBS patients in Texas.

Metabolic Enhancements for Parkinson’s, DBS Topics of Talk

Dr. Robert Izor and the Neurology Solutions care team will lead a panel discussion on key topics of interest to the Parkinson’s community, including treatment options and the latest Parkinson’s research breakthroughs, during an upcoming meeting of the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society. The Neurology Solutions providers panel will discuss Deep Brain Stimulation surgery (DBS) as well as metabolic enhancements for Parkinson’s disease as a way to slow the progression of neurodegenerative disease process.

How can Yoga help Parkinsons patients Neurology Solutions Movment Disorders Center

How can Yoga help Parkinson’s patients?

Yoga is credited with providing benefits such as increased flexibility and stability, reduced stress and better sleep. Recent research also indicates yoga and meditation practice cause structural changes to areas of the brain impacted by PD and contribute to improved memory, cognition and mood.

How can Yoga help Parkinson’s patients and individuals with neurodegenerative diseases?

New Medications available for managing Parkinson’s Disease

There have been several exciting recent developments in the realization of advanced treatment options and new medications for Parkinson’s disease. Patients with PD should consider seeking a medication review at least annually to see if they can benefit from the latest developments for treatment of PD.

Hormone Replacement Therapy to Treat Parkinson’s disease

For the past two years Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center has trialed approximately 80 Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as part of their treatment plan. With this protocol, Neurology Solutions is striving to bring the patients’ hormone levels closer to the hormone profile of their youth and investigate its impact on mobility, motor fluctuations, cognition, mood and quality of life.

Managing Common Parkinson’s symptoms

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be disruptive and extremely uncomfortable and can affect an individual’s “Activities of Daily Living,” or ADL’s. Many people with PD can live independently and perform daily functions with the help of adaptive aids, therapy, and following these tips for managing common Parkinson’s symptoms.

Botox Therapy used successfully to treat dystonia, spasticity

Therapeutic Botulinum toxin, commonly referred to as “Botox therapy,” and other nerve blocks have been successfully used to treat neurological and musculoskeletal disorders such as dystonia, spasticity and cerebral palsy for the past 30+ years. Learn how Botox Therapy is used to manage spasms, stiffness and muscle pain associated with debilitating neurological disorders.

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