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If I have 'freezing spells' due to parkinson's, what can I do to keep moving?

If I have 'freezing spells' due to parkinson's, what can I do to keep moving?

Parkinson's rigidity: My first recommendation is to consult with your primary care physician or neurologist to verify that the dose of your parkinson's medication is appropriate for you. There has been a great deal of research showing great benefits of exercise/physical therapy as part of the treatment plan for parkinson's disease associated rigidity. ...Read more

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Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


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Rephrasing my question. My Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) controls my Parkinson's but some times when I take it, I get stiff and have trouble moving. What is causing this ?

Rephrasing my question. My Stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) controls my Parkinson's but some times when I take it, I get stiff and have trouble moving. What is causing this ?

Parkinsonism: Some medications for Parkinson's disease are more effective for tremor control than for the rigidity and bradykinesia(slowness of movement) seen in that disease. Perhaps your neurologist will change or add to your current treatment program if you report this problem with him/her. ...Read more

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Is difficulty moving neck during panic attack related to parkinson disease?

Is difficulty moving neck during panic attack related to parkinson disease?

Not usually: Stiff movements can be a part of parkinsons disease. This is usually a separate issue that a panic attack. ...Read more

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Why does a decrease in glutamate rduce abnormal movements in parkinson's?

Why does a decrease in glutamate rduce abnormal movements in parkinson's?

Decrease stim: Glutamate is a nerve receptor that can cause neuroexcititory and neruodegenerative disease. If glutamate release can be controlled, then some of the movements associated with parkinson's can be reduced. Drugs that decrease glutamate release are being use in the early, mild form of parkinson's. ...Read more

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I have frozen shoulder. I keep reading this problem "not uncommonly precedes the diagnosis of Parkinson's". Am I likely to get it? Some family have.

I have frozen shoulder. I keep reading this problem "not uncommonly precedes the diagnosis of Parkinson's". Am I likely to get it? Some family have.

More commonly seen-: -in diabetes, or idiopathic. usually bilateral, one after the other, mainly women of your age. I have treated many and have not seen any develop Parkinson's. if your last few words mean some of you family have developed Parkinson's, I would think the familial cause is way greater than a frozen shoulder. ...Read more

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How often does frozen shoulder lead to Parkinsons? Have frozen shoulder, idiopathic cervical dystonia. Uncle (age 82), grandmother with Parkinsons.

How often does frozen shoulder lead to Parkinsons? Have frozen shoulder,  idiopathic cervical dystonia. Uncle (age 82), grandmother with Parkinsons.

Never: A frozen shoulder can come from many causes ... but it does not CAUSE a degenerative brain disease like Parkinson's disease, where the brain has trouble communicating with the muscles. You may wish to see a genetic counselor to assess your RISK of getting Parkinson's disease with two relatives having the illness. Good luck! ...Read more

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With uncle and grandmother having Parkinsons, me having cervical dystonia + frozen shoulder, what are the chances I too will soon develop Parkinson's?

With uncle and grandmother having Parkinsons, me having cervical dystonia + frozen shoulder, what are the chances I too will soon develop Parkinson's?

Family inheritance: Good question. Is your uncle the son of your grandmother? If yes, there is a chance THEY could have an inherited form. If your parents do not have Parkinsons, you probably will not either. There is not much relation of cervical dystonia, frozen shoulder, and Parkinsons, so it seems your risk of getting this is small. ...Read more

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Can toxic substances cause parkinson’s disease?

Can toxic substances cause parkinson’s disease?

Parkinsonism: Yes. There is evidence that certain chemicals and pesticides can cause parkinsonism. We are now experiencing an epidemic of parkinsonism but it is not clear why this is happening. ...Read more

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