YES. Parkinsonism is a broad, inclusive term, which means that the patient has symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease (like tremor, rigidity, slowness of movements and balance problems), although a doctor is not sure whether those symptoms are due to neurodegeneration of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra.
A number of patients with Parkinsonism do not have PD. Only 85% of all Parkinsonian syndromes are due to Parkinson’s disease. Certain medications, vascular… read more
My apologies to everyone, I never pointed out that the pain mgmt. doctor above is also a neurologist and his father has had PD for 30 yrs. Thanks and I hope I did make a connection with Alan's topic.
When my hand tremors started in 2011, my neurologist thought it was Essential Tremor especially because my mom had it, too. My neurologist sent me to the leading movement disorder clinic in my state. The neurologist there gave me a Parkinsonism diagnosis and said it could eventually turn into actual Parkinson's Disease which it did in 2015. Parkinsonism has all the symptoms of PD but isn't a neurodegenerative like PD.
Naaa.... Just came across some really good information that written in a way - normal folks might understand what is trying to be said..... Tonight I'm just a messenger.... lol
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member 1009 thanks for the info it sure is easier to under stand it has helped me and so many others
Alan. Thank you so much for all your time and effort to look up, scan or retype all the backup info I for one, and other newbies , need to know and understand about this disease.
I have had to learn so much in so many categories, in a relatively short time, i truly appreciate all the help I can get.
Take care, huggs and prayers.