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Par​kinson's Disease

More than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with Par​kinson's disease

Parkinson's is a progressive brain disease characterized by the loss of dopamine cells. It is the most common form of 'parkinsonism,' a group of neurological disorders that include those people with tremor (shaking), rigidity (stiffness), bradykinesia (slowness) and postural instability (imbalance).

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Parkinson's disease trea​​tment

 

While there is no cure right now for Parkinson's disease, treatment options provided by your physician on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health can help you manage symptoms.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of Parkinson's disease and personal preferences.

Parkinson's disease treatment options may include:​

  • Medication
  • Lesion surgery
    • Pallidotomy
    • Thalamotomy
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Neural grafting/tissue transplants
  • Rehabilitation/therapy​​​​
  • Clinical trials​​​ (when appropriate)
  • Plummer Movement Disorders Center

    The Plummer Movement Disorder Center in Temple takes a team approach in treating Parkinson's disease. The care team includes a movement disorders specialist, a social worker and physical, occupational, speech and therapists with specialized training in Parkinson's disease treatment.

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