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Parkinson's Disease Specialist

Premier Neurology

Neurology Specialists located in Rockwall, TX & Dallas, TX

A chronic condition that affects your central nervous system, Parkinson’s disease leads to symptoms such as tremors, poor balance, and speech issues. If you’re experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or would like a second opinion about your diagnosis, look no further than Syed Hussaini, MD, MPH, at Premier Neurology in Rockwall and Dallas, Texas. To get started on your Parkinson’s treatment plan, book an evaluation either online or over the phone with the location nearest you.

Parkinson's Disease Q & A

What causes Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a group of motor system disorders. It’s caused by a gradual breakdown and death of brain neurons, which ultimately disrupts and cuts off your supply of dopamine. As a neurotransmitter, dopamine is responsible for regulating your body movements, focus, and memory. Because of the lack of dopamine, you start experiencing widespread issues.

While the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, medical researchers find that the following factors may trigger the condition:

  • Genetic mutations (family history of Parkinson’s disease)
  • Environmental toxins, including prolonged exposure to pesticides

Parkinson’s disease isn’t common among younger people. Your risk is higher if you’re in your senior years. 

How does a doctor diagnose Parkinson’s disease?

While a single test isn’t available to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, your dedicated physician at Premier Neurology conducts multiple evaluations to diagnose you. Blood tests and imaging tests (such as an MRI) may be helpful in ruling out other disorders to help pinpoint a diagnosis. 

Your neurologist also needs to know about all of the symptoms you may have. Common Parkinson’s disease symptoms include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Poor balance and posture
  • Slowed movement (bradykinesia) 
  • Stiffness in your limbs or on one side of your body

Parkinson’s disease is also known for affecting your automatic movements. You may notice that you have a harder time with blinking, smiling, or moving your arms while walking, among other issues. Before your Parkinson’s symptoms continue lowering your quality of life another day, come into Premier Neurology to get started on treatment. 

What is the treatment for Parkinson’s disease?

Premier Neurology has addressed advanced and complicated cases of Parkinson’s disease, so you can feel confident that you’re in capable hands. No specific cure or treatment exists for Parkinson’s disease, but the condition is certainly manageable. Your neurologist may recommend:

  • Addressing dopamine deficiency with medications
  • Surgery to repair certain portions of your brain
  • Deep brain stimulation surgery 
  • Specialized physiotherapy 
  • Speech therapy 

Premier Neurology also offers community resources, such as group meetings, so you can get the support you need from other patients who also struggle with Parkinson’s. 

If you need help managing Parkinson’s disease, contact Premier Neurology for a comprehensive exam. Click on the online scheduler or call either office to speak with a team member.