Parkinson's Disease Treatment
- Q Can surgery be performed for Parkinson's disease?
Treating Parkinson's disease with surgery was once a common practice. But after the discovery of the levodopa drug, surgery was restricted to only a few cases. Studies in the past few decades have led to great improvements in surgical techniques, and... Full Answer
- Q Will I need surgery to treat my Parkinson's disease?
For most with Parkinson's disease, surgery is a last resort. Treatment usually begins with a medication regimen. If your case is advanced, and you don't respond consistently to treatment, surgery may be recommended. Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for Parkinson's disease?
There are some alternative treatments for Parkinson's disease, although you should always check with your doctor before altering your treatment. Exercise is thought to be helpful. Tai chi and yoga in particular may be able to improve your balance and... Full Answer