Alzheimer’s, Multiple System Atrophy, Parkinson’s plus Syndromes, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Most of us have known or know of someone who has a neurodegenerative disorder like the ones listed above. These can be devastating to the afflicted individual as well family and friends involved. Not only traumatic, but many of these degenerative disorders start years and even decades prior to the actual diagnosis which usually occurs when some of the more advanced symptoms start to become present. Indicators of early onset of these disorders can include loss of sense of smell, shoulder pain, constipation, heart rate changes or arrhythmias, balance difficulties, and a general slowing of movement. But what can done for these conditions? Functional Neurology is well suited to assess and treat neurodegeneration. An appropriate history and examination will tell the Functional Neurologist not only what the problems may be but also what state of degeneration an individual might be in. This information will then be utilized to devise appropriate treatment measures that may help with the condition, and in some cases, help to slow the progression of the disease.