Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder that damages the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine.  Dopamine helps us to keep our muscles calm and when dopamine levels decrease brain activity is affected.  Early stages of Parkinson’s begins with mild or slight tremors, softer speech and stiffening in the face.  These symptoms increase with time and some individuals may only experience mild symptoms.  Parkinson’s has no known cause although genes may play a role.  There is also no cure for parkinson’s disease and only treatment can help to manage the symptoms.

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

  • Tremor (often in fingers)
  • Slow movement
  • Speech changes
  • Decreased facial expression
  • Shuffling or stooping posture
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Writing changes

Parkinson’s Treatment

ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving pain without the use of medication.  Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients.  Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.