Parkinson’s Disease is a Nervous system disorder than normally affects people over the age of 50. This disease is progressive often starting out with minor tremors and developing to the point where mobility is extremely compromised making walking, eating, and even speaking clearly difficult or impossible.
While there currently is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are treatments that can slow the progression of this condition. There are several different medications that are used to treat this condition. However, medications don’t work for everyone and even when they do standard Parkinson medications can’t treat all the symptoms such as issues with your gait.
New Hope for Parkinson’s Disease
However, there have been several studies resulting in new hope for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. The treatment is known as TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. This non-invasive treatment sends magnetic pulsed into the brain that changes the electrical responses of the brain. TMS treatments have been used successfully to treat depression and have shown promise in treating stroke victims, OCD and other conditions and now these treatments have shown great promise in reducing the symptoms and slowing the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.
Studies show that people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease can find some relief from their symptoms with as few 5 treatments. Some of the noted benefits of this treatment is improvement in both fine and gross motor skills and improvements in speech.
People who have difficulty in walking on their own suddenly may begin walking with few problems. People who have had difficulty eating on their own recover enough to cut their own meat and feed themselves without any assistance.
In addition, the reduction of these symptoms also seem to be long term with many of those involved the TMS studies showing improvement for up to 6 months. Once the Parkinson’s symptoms begin returning a few more treatments are all that is necessary to bring the patient’s condition back to the initial improvement.
While the FDA has not yet improved TMS for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, early studies have shown such good progress that this treatment may be worth looking into for anyone who is suffering from advanced Parkinson’s Disease and are finding that the available medications don’t work or are no longer working. If you are suffering from advanced Parkinson’s why not contact a TMS professional and see if they are willing to treat your condition?