What are the common symptoms of Parkinson’s?
Common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are wheel rigidity of the arm, you can’t get your arms to unstick, you’re rolling pills in your hands, you’re forgetful, you have a lot of musculoskeletal symptoms as far as being able to do what you want to do. They are called intention trimmers. When you go to reach for something and your hand starts shaking. That is because the part of your brain that controls those motor controls is under attack from your immune system.
Signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
- Slowed movement (bradykinesia)
- Rigid muscles
- Impaired posture and balance
- Loss of automatic movements
- Speech changes
- Writing changes
Parkinson’s disease symptoms and signs can vary from person to person. In its early stages, many signs of Parkinson’s may be mild and can easily go unnoticed or be ignored as nothing serious. One possible identifier is that symptoms will often occur on only one side of your body and continue to grow worse even as your other side begins to show similar symptoms.
Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.