The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences


Parkinson’s Disease is one of the most common neurological disorders which disrupts the everyday lives of millions of people. This disease is categorized by the loss of dopamine in the brain, specifically the Substantia Nigra. People diagnosed with PD suffer from motor and cognitive impairments. While there is no one treatment which can completely cure the disease, there are many treatments available which can help alleviate symptoms. However, most of the treatments cause many negative side effects. Recently, a new physical therapy treatment, LSVT BIG has begun to show its effects. This revue describes the many factors and treatments of Parkinson’s disease and explains the newly discovered treatment of LSVT BIG.



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