Tyler Neurosurgical Associates specializes in parkinson's disease diagnosis and treatment
Parkinson’s disease is a long term degenerative disorder without any cure, but our specialists in Tyler offer several treatment options. As it progresses, this disease can affect the brain and may lead to unusual changes in thinking behavior. An individual may become overly anxious or depressed, and even experience loss of memories.
Upon diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease by a neurologist, treatment options are available with Tyler Neurosurgical Associates, P.A. Our neurosurgeon’s offer services in Tyler, Longview, and surrounding areas in East Texas. In the U.S., approximately 200,000 individuals are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. Most are over the age of 55, but it can also occur in younger people. Researchers know the main neurological symptom with this disorder is a tremor that affects a person’s movements.
Early Symptoms are Subtle
Early symptoms are often subtle and intermittent, making it difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include problems with balance, body stiffness, and slow movements.
Neurologists are still trying to understand the causes of Parkinson’s disease, some factors:
- Previous head injury
- Exposure to toxins
Individuals with Parkinson’s show a death of cells in the middle section of the brain. There is a reduction in dopamine or an increase of Lewy bodies on the neuros of the remaining brain cells. Through the aid of medical imaging tests that show changes in the brain, our surgeons can help support the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease by a neurologist, and determine the best treatment option.
Procedures and treatments for Parkinson's Disease
Our neurosurgeons in Tyler perform surgical procedures for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The procedure involves inserting microelectrodes in the brain to stimulate cells to improve the neurons’ condition. Patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease can begin rehabilitation with exercise programs and speech therapy.
Our neurosurgical team understands the toll Parkinson’s can take on an individual and their loved ones. Tyler Neurosurgical Associates offers surgery and treatment options for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Our practice is located in Tyler, TX but also serves residents in Longview, East Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.