Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a brain disorder characterized by decreased secretion of dopamine — a neurochemical that is responsible for controlling the brain’s reward and pleasure centers, and regulating muscle movement. This chronic progressive neurological condition often begins as mild tremors, sometimes only on one side, before it gradually progresses to affect the entire body.
- Hand, arm, leg, jaw, and face tremors
- Bradykinesia or slowness of movement
- Rigidity or stiffness of the limbs
- Gait abnormality
The exact cause of this debilitating disease still remains unclear. Although the symptoms can be controlled with medication, surgery, and deep brain stimulation, these forms of treatment fail to effectively cure the disease. At Plexus, we treat PD with stem cell therapy along with an active neuro-rehabilitation program that helps reduce tremors and improve mobility in patients.