My wife who has Parkinson for four years, she has a big problem with leaning over to the right, Her head is almost touching her lap. Any one else have this problem
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member. Cervical Dystonia which is usually a PD issue causes a person to lean to or favor a particular side. Sometimes, Cervical Dystonia can cause one to lean forward and not be able to hold the head up straight. Botox treatment helps with this leaning.
Scoliosis can also cause the body to lean in a particular direction according to where the spine is curved from the scoliosis.
Most of us seem to favor the comfort of a particular side. Best wishes Bene. Sterling
I constantly find the right side of my face lying on the right cheek on the right edge of the pillow. I have tried to arrange the pillows as a barricade but I still wake up with my head dropped on the right side. So far it has not been a problem.
I've been wondering if I have cervical dystonia, but my doctor doesn't seem to be very concerned. For about 2 years I've had a very stiff neck and sometimes back, and when I'm sleeping, my husband says I have my head drop to the side or the front.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member yes, I have that problem. I will be sitting at the table eating and my whole upper body leans to the right. I can stop it but it just starts over again.(why is it only to right side?) And when I am standing at the kitchen counter sometimes I start leaning forward and this all happens until I notice it. Then I can stop it. My normal standing posture has become somewhat stooped forward and the right shoulder drooped down. My posture with PD is, in my mind, one of the worse symptoms. I am starting some new midsection core exercises, just not sure which are the most effective. Do any of you have a favorite exercise for this phenomenon or is it just part of the disease?