Tag: dystonia

Dopa responsive dystonia:diagnosis & treatment – by Dr. De León

This is a topic that is long over due since many of you who have Parkinsonism and dystonia may actually carry this diagnosis. At one time, early on in my clinical presentation, I and my neurologist also entertained this diagnosis as the etiology of my symptoms. DRD – Dopa Responsive Dystonia also known as Segawa

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Role of Marijuana in the Treatment of PD & Dystonia: Weeding through the Hype:By Dr. De Leon

AS consumption of recreational marijuana has skyrocketed over the last few years reaching 20 million people in the last month alone, the use in medicine has also begun to loosen in several states. But is this a good thing? or are we setting our selves for greater disappointment and worst problems down the road? My

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Rare Dystonia Syndromes and Parkinson’s Disease: By Dr. De Leon

About a year before my dad passed away, he and I were at the store about to enter the store to do some grocery shopping when comes along a lady stooped at 90 degree angle pushing a buggy full of groceries. My heart immediately sank at this site. This lady apparently had been shopping all

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How to Deal with the 6 Common Causes of Leg pain in PD? : By Dr. De Leon

One of the biggest complaints I hear from people in PD support groups is a continuous relentless severe leg pain. Prior to a decade ago, I as all my fellow movement disorder specialist would have not thought leg pain to be a direct precursor of PD or an initial non-motor symptom. My grandmother often complained

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Tips to dealing with cramping toes: By Dr. De Leon

It is extremely painful to have one little toe or worse all toes suddenly decide to have a mind of their own and begin to curl, twist and bend at their own free will. Believe me, I know. This type of pain can bring a grown man to their knees. When I first began having symptoms

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Tips to Prevent and Treat Neck Pain Caused by PD & Dystonia: By Dr. De Leon

” I got bone spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle.” ~ unknown Neck pain is an extremely common problem which afflicts all of us who suffer from Parkinson’s disease at one time or another. Also is a frequent source of disability for those who have cervical torticollis, and generalized dystonia independent of etiology. The cause in both cases is increase

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