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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease is treated at Upstate Neurology's Movement Disorders Clinic.

About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson disease is a movement disorder. It gets worse over time. The main symptoms are shaking, stiffness, balance problems, and slowed movements.

The Central Nervous System
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Parkinson disease happens when there is a breakdown of nerve cells in part of the brain. It is not known why this happens. It may be due to genes, the environment, or both. The nerve cells cannot make dopamine, a chemical that helps regulate movement.


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