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NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS

The application of the principles of clinical neuroscience in the treatment of movement disorders or neurodegenerative disorders is based on the concept of neuroplasticity.  

 

Depending on the findings of the examination, the involved neural pathways may be in a state of excessive or insufficient firing and the required stimulation is designed to restore balance thereby improving function.

 

Parkinson’s disease occurs when there is degeneration to an area of the brain that controls voluntary movement as well as voluntary stillness.  Aside from affecting the way a person moves, it can eventually affect a person’s ability to think and interact with others.   Common symptoms include:  tremors, slowness of movement and thought, stiffness, digestion issues, poor balance, and difficulty walking.  As this disease progresses, dementia may occur in the advanced stages of the disease.

 

Multiple Sclerosis has been found to be a disease of immune system malfunction.  In effect, the immune system attacks its own healthy tissue; in particular the protective covering around the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

 

Common symptoms include pins and needles, tingling, increased reflexes, muscle weakness and spasms, poor balance, visual problems, problems with speech or swallowing, pain, low energy and difficulty going to the bathroom.

 

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) causes gradual demise of the brain over time.  In particular, the cells controlling body movement and thinking are affected.  

 

Symptoms can include changes in personality, slurred speech, falls, difficulty swallowing, problems with eye movement, visual problems and memory loss.

 

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