What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that affects the body’s ability to move normally. It occurs when cells are destroyed in certain parts of the brain stem. It usually causes tremors, rigid muscles and balance problems, and it is progressive — meaning it gets worse over time.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may include:
First, you’ll meet with your doctor for a physical exam. You’ll talk about your symptoms and your doctor may order tests to rule out other conditions.
If you have Parkinson’s disease, your Aurora team of neurologists will work with you to develop a treatment plan for the best possible quality of life.
Treatment may include: