Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive disorder. There is currently no cure. However, there are effective medications that can improve the symptoms of the disease. Your doctor will be able to recommend the most appropriate medications depending on your symptoms, age and other medical conditions. Treatment has to be individualised and medications that are suitable for one patient may not be ideal for another. For patients with more advanced disease, limited neurosurgery called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) may further improve symptoms. This involves the implantation of a wire into the brain to electrically stimulate that area.
After the type of abnormal movement has been classified and the cause established, the next step is to reduce the frequency or severity of these movements so as to improve function or reduce discomfort. Oral medications are the main type of treatment used to control these movements. For some of these disorders such as facial spasms or dystonia, botulinum toxin injections may be useful to relieve the symptoms.
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