An estimated 6.3 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s disease or some form of movement disorder. This neurological condition, unfortunately, has no cure, but is continuously researched and tested for new therapies and drugs to reduce symptoms and ultimately find a cure. ONE Brain and Spine Center treats patients who suffer from movement disorders, and is dedicated to continue research for further advancements.
At ONE Brain and Spine Center, Dr. Burak Ozgur uses conservative approaches for treatment to better care for each and every patient. Irvine residents and people living in surrounding California areas can access help readily by scheduling an appointment immediately!
A movement disorder is a neurological condition that causes constant, involuntary movement. For Parkinson’s disease, there are four primary symptoms. They include tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, and impaired balance. These movement disorders are not at all caused by damage to the limbs in your body, but rather the degeneration in the brain that is referred to as substantia nigra. When the disease takes over, the cells in the brain are not receiving the right amount of dopamine and they begin to die off.
The movement disorders that are most common, but not limited to, and that ONE Brain and Spine Center doctors treat are:
Research and clinical trials are being conducted worldwide to try and come up with a cure for these disorders. Michael J. Fox, the face of the Back to the Future movies, is a living icon with Parkinson’s disease. He has moved from being a movie star to an activist behind Parkinson’s research. His foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, actively invites volunteers to participate in Parkinson’s clinical trials to find answers and solutions to the disease. On the website, www.michaeljfox.org, people can create accounts and become volunteers in the clinical trials that are offered. Currently, the foundation offers participation in observational, interventional, treatment, prevention, screening, quality of life, and genetic trials. Whether you are living with Parkinson’s, know someone with a movement disorder, or just want to volunteer, you can log onto the website and get active now!
ONE Brain and Spine Center encourages patients to get involved, as well. The doctors and experienced staff are constantly looking for new innovations geared to help with movement disorders. To learn more about what ONE can do for you, call and schedule an appointment today.
ONE Brain and Spine is in no way affiliated with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Any information from their website and programs is for the user only and is not associated with ONE
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