Parkinson’s Disease Treatments in Columbia, MO and Mid-Missouri Areas
Columbia Center for Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis treats patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease in Columbia, MO and throughout Mid-Missouri.
Parkinson’s Disease is diagnosed in more than 200,000 Americans each year and involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. The dying neurons can produce dopamine, the chemical that send messages to the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. As Parkinson’s Disease progresses a person can lose the ability to control movement normally.
Patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease often experience tremor of the hands, arms, legs, jaw and face. They may also suffer from stiffness of the limbs, impaired balance and coordination, and bradykinesia – slowness in movement.
Dr. Batchu in Columbia, MO will be able to diagnose a patient with Parkinson’s Disease through a neurological and physical examination and a review of the patient’s signs, symptoms and medical history. Although there is currently no known cure for Parkinson’s Disease, we at Columbia Neurology Center believe symptoms can be controlled dramatically in order to help you or your loved one live a more comfortable life. Contact us today and let us help you.