How To Detect Parkinson’s Disease

If you’re seeing a neurologist, you’ve most likely been referred by your primary care physician. They are best able to detect changes in behaviors or early signs of Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, there is no specific test to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, but a neurologist can use other tests to identify the disease.

Neurological History

As with all appointments at Lakeside Neurocare Limited, we will take an in-depth neurological history review.

Muscle Tests

The neurologist will check your arms for tremors/shakes and inquire about stiffness in your limbs and neck, and perform electromyography and nerve conduction velocity tests.

Gait Observation

A common exam is for the neurologist to watch how you walk to see if your steps are normal and your arms swing proportionally.

Balance Tests

Because Parkinson’s is a disease that affects movement, the neurologist will test your balance and observe you sitting down and standing up.
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating, degenerative disease of your nervous system. It is important to that you see an experienced neurologist to diagnose your symptoms quickly. At Lakeside Neurocare Limited, we can test, diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease at our Oshkosh, Wisconsin, locations. Call 920-223-5580 today to schedule an appointment!

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