Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement. It results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells in a part of the brain known as the substantia nigra. The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is unknown, but researchers believe that it may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms.
Symptoms can include tremors, stiffness, slowed movement, and problems with balance and coordination. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is paramount to schedule an appointment with a neurologist as soon as possible. At Access Neurology, we are here to help.