Pain and Parkinsons disease

pain and Parkinsons disease

Reporting in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders Dr. Fil and his group from the Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey discuss the treatment of pain in Parkinsons disease (PD).

As we are aware, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disease which presents with motor and non–motor signs and symptoms. This means that approximately 30–50% of the patients experience pain. It is not clear what is the mechanism of pain in PD. The group conclude that although pain is one of the major non–motor symptoms associated with PD it is not always  recognized and inadequately treated in contrast to motor movement impairments.

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