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Oral Appliances Can Help With Parkinson’s Disease

Denver Treatment For Parkinson’s Symptoms is a neurological disease that affects motor skills. Usually those diagnosed with Parkinson's experience debilitating tremors as well as stiff muscles. Many people also rely heavily on expensive medication that only mask some of the symptoms. While there is not a cure for Parkinson's as of yet, there is treatment that [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Oral Appliances Can Help With Parkinson’s Disease

Medieval Scribe “Diagnosed” with Essential Tremor

Before the invention of the printing press, all books had to be copied by hand. This made the production of books a labor-intensive process, and each book could take a year or more to copy. The books produced by these scribes remind us that they were being produced by the hands of individuals, and not [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Medieval Scribe “Diagnosed” with Essential Tremor

New Foundation Ignores Dental Causes and Symptoms of TMJ

A new organization launched this month with the goal of conducting research and educating people with TMJ disorders and facial palsy. The Foundation for Facial Recovery aims to be a resource for healthcare providers so that they can properly diagnose facial palsy and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). According to the Foundation’s news release [...]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Jaw Pain, Movement Disorders, TMJ|Comments Off on New Foundation Ignores Dental Causes and Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ Therapy and Botox Help Treat Spasmodic Torticollis

Treating spasmodic torticollis (also called cervical dystonia) and other movement disorders takes time and patience. Sometimes, you need to visit several different types of medical professionals before you find the treatment that works best for you. In many cases, the key to successful torticollis treatment is perseverance. Spotting the Symptoms Early The cause [...]

By |May 6th, 2015|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on TMJ Therapy and Botox Help Treat Spasmodic Torticollis

New Hope in Sight for MS Patients

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating degenerative condition characterized by a range of symptoms. This disease is caused by the immune system attacking the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord nerves) as though they were foreign pathogens. The immune system’s attack causes inflammation in the nerves, which often leads to numbness in parts of [...]

By |March 11th, 2015|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on New Hope in Sight for MS Patients

Can Obesity Promote the Development of MS?

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, about 2.1 million people suffer from MS. Unfortunately, no one knows why people develop this debilitating disease of the central nervous system; however, researchers have recognized some patterns. Statistics suggest that women are twice as likely to develop MS as men. Additionally, new research indicates that obesity may [...]

By |February 1st, 2013|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Can Obesity Promote the Development of MS?

Probiotics Can Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms: Study

Parkinson's disease is known for causing a host of debilitating symptoms, such as tremors, muscle rigidity, loss of mobility, speech difficulties and more. Unfortunately, it also causes other lesser-known symptoms that can make life difficult. Recently, Italian researchers tested a new treatment to see if it might relieve one of these unpleasant symptoms. [...]

By |January 15th, 2013|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Probiotics Can Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms: Study

Brain Stimulation Relieve Tourette Symptoms

Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by vocal and physical tics that can make it difficult for sufferers to function both socially and professionally. Because they are desperate for a normal life, Tourette sufferers are often willing to try all sorts of unproven remedies. Unfortunately, all too often, these so-called remedies prove fruitless, leading [...]

By |January 4th, 2013|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Brain Stimulation Relieve Tourette Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Excites Health Professionals

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease that impacts more and more people each day. In fact, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in a single week, doctors diagnose about 200 Americans with MS. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, scientists haven't been able to find a cure for multiple sclerosis. That said, researchers recently stumbled [...]

By |December 18th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Multiple Sclerosis Drug Excites Health Professionals

Depression Common in Parkinson’s Patients: Study

One of the most common movement disorders in the world, Parkinson’s disease causes a myriad of trying symptoms, from speech difficulties, uncontrollable tremors, rigidity, slow movement and more. That said, a new study suggests that emotional problems may be one of the most common symptoms affecting Parkinson’s patients. Serious Depression New research suggests that Parkinson's [...]

By |December 5th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Depression Common in Parkinson’s Patients: Study

New Treatment for MS Has Experts Excited

An incurable disease that typically leads to disability, multiple sclerosis causes a person's immune system to attack its own central nervous system. For years, scientists have been looking for a way to slow the progression of MS by stopping this unnatural process. Now, new research suggests they may have achieved their goal. Nanoparticles to the [...]

By |November 23rd, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on New Treatment for MS Has Experts Excited

Study: Get Moving to Relieve Your Parkinson’s

Patients with Parkinson's disease have long hoped for a cure for their condition; however, for the time being, they have little choice but to focus on solutions that minimize the unpleasant symptoms associated with the disorder. A recent study suggests that exercise is one of the best ways for sufferers to improve the quality of [...]

By |November 10th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Study: Get Moving to Relieve Your Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Prevention in a Cup of Tea?

Many people are surprised to learn that Parkinson’s disease is a relatively common type of movement disorder, affecting approximately one percent of men and women over the age of 60. Currently, there is no cure for the disease; however, scientists are hard at work trying to find ways to protect against its advancement. Recently, researchers [...]

By |October 23rd, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Parkinson’s Prevention in a Cup of Tea?

Marijuana a Good Treatment for MS Symptoms?

According to a new trial, marijuana provides at least some relief for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who suffer from painful muscle stiffness; however, the drawbacks may keep many sufferers from turning to this psychoactive drug. Study Yields Interesting Results Published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, this new research looked at 279 subjects, [...]

By |October 12th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Marijuana a Good Treatment for MS Symptoms?

Exercise: Can it Alleviate Parkinson’s Symptoms?

Parkinson's disease affects approximately one million people in the United States, with most experiencing a host of trying symptoms, including poor balance, tremors, difficulty walking, slow movement, rigidity and memory loss. Although there is no cure, experts believe that exercise may be able to slow the disease's progression. The following video details [...]

By |October 2nd, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Exercise: Can it Alleviate Parkinson’s Symptoms?

Popular Supplement Will Not Relieve Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome: Study

Tourette syndrome affects about one percent of the population, with many enduring characteristic tics, such as mouth twitching, rapid blinking, throat-clearing and more. In search of relief, some turn to over-the-counter supplements. Unfortunately, a recent study suggests that one popular supplement doesn't provide much help to people who are suffering from Tourette Syndrome. Fish Oil [...]

By |September 14th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Popular Supplement Will Not Relieve Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome: Study

Study: Cannabis Cannot Slow Progression of MS

A large British study recently revealed that cannabis capsules do not slow the progression of multiple sclerosis, offering disappointment to some who believed the drug might offer long-term benefits to patients suffering from the nerve disease. Past Studies Offered Hope Funded by Britain's Medical Research Council, the research had gained the attention of MS sufferers [...]

By |August 30th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Study: Cannabis Cannot Slow Progression of MS

Is Hormonal Therapy a Safe Treatment for MS?

Methylprednisolone therapy is often used to alleviate the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis; however, many patients cannot tolerate the treatment. In certain cases, patients may experience adverse events included anxiety, insomnia, and even psychosis. According to a recent study, hormonal therapy has proved to be an effective alternative for MS patients, who have had adverse [...]

By |August 16th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Is Hormonal Therapy a Safe Treatment for MS?

FDA Warning: Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Unsafe

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis regarding a controversial treatment, known as "liberation therapy." The experimental procedure is sometimes used to treat chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency. CCSVI is characterized by a narrowing of the veins in the chest and neck, and many believe the condition [...]

By |August 1st, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on FDA Warning: Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Unsafe

Vaccine May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

AFFiRiS AG has begun testing a new vaccine designed to treat Parkinson's disease. Dubbed PD01A, the vaccine is the first treatment with the potential to focus on the cause of the disease, instead of the symptoms. PD01A targets alpha-Synuclein (alpha-syn), a protein believed to play a significant role in the development and progression of Parkinson's. [...]

By |July 19th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Vaccine May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Losing Freedom to Tremors

Millions of people suffer from tremors as a result of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Many people do not fully understand or appreciate movement disorders and symptoms that accompany them. It can be extremely difficult for people suffering from tremors to accomplish day to day activities that most of us take for granted. Tremors [...]

By |July 11th, 2012|Movement Disorders|Comments Off on Losing Freedom to Tremors
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