Parkinson’s Disease Specialist in Spartanburg, SC, Duncan, SC, and Greenville, SC

Parkinson’s Disease Overview at Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurological Associates

Receiving a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can be a profoundly challenging experience for both patients and their families. It often brings emotions, from uncertainty and fear to concern about the future. Understanding, support, and compassionate care become more important at this pivotal moment.

At Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurological Associates (CONA), we specialize in diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s Disease, a complex nervous system disorder that affects movement. Our dedicated neurovascular specialists, conveniently located in Spartanburg, Duncan, and Greenville, SC, are equipped to provide early and effective treatment to reduce symptoms and slow disease progression.

We know that this diagnosis is a complicated time for patients and their families. The compassionate, expert staff at Carolina Orthopaedic Neurological Associates are here to help.

What is Parkinson’s Disease and How Does It Affect You?

Recognizing the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease typically manifests through various symptoms that gradually intensify over time. Common signs include balance and posture issues, reduced spontaneous movements, muscle stiffness, speech difficulties, and tremors. Early detection and intervention are crucial for managing these symptoms effectively.

Identifying Risk Factors for Parkinson’s Disease

Understanding the risk factors is key to early detection. These include advancing age, with most patients diagnosed over the age of 60. A family history of Parkinson’s increases risk, as does gender, with men being more commonly affected than women. Additionally, exposure to certain environmental toxins may play a role.

How is Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosed?

Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease involves a thorough evaluation, including a detailed medical history and neurological examination. Our CONA neurovascular specialists use advanced diagnostic tools and assessments to identify and distinguish the condition from other movement disorders accurately.

Tailored Treatment Approaches for Parkinson’s Disease at CONA

Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease at CONA is personalized, focusing on alleviating symptoms and enhancing quality of life. Our approach may include medication management, physical therapy, and, in some cases, surgical interventions.

Medication and Therapy: Slowing Down Disease Progression

Medications are vital in managing symptoms, improving motor function, and slowing disease progression. Additionally, physical therapy and exercise programs are tailored to help maintain mobility and balance.

Advanced Options: Deep Brain Stimulation

For advanced cases, CONA offers state-of-the-art treatments like deep brain stimulation (DBS), which can significantly improve symptoms in patients not responding to medication.

Why Choose CONA for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment?

Expertise and Compassionate Care

Our team of neurovascular specialists at Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurological Associates is committed to providing the highest standard of care. With our expertise and compassionate approach, we are dedicated to guiding our patients through their journey with Parkinson’s Disease.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert team in Spartanburg, Duncan, or Greenville, SC. Contact Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurological Associates today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward effectively managing Parkinson’s Disease.

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