Conditions We Treat
The following are conditions that cause dizziness and imbalance. At the Center for Balance Cincinnati, we treat these dizziness and imbalance symptoms. Click a condition to learn how we can help you.
Side Effects of Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time.
Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinson’s primarily affects neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra (motor control).
Some of these dying neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that sends messages to the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. As Parkinson’s disease progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement normally.
Common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include:
- Tremors (in your hands, arms and legs)
- Bradykinesia (slowness of movement)
- Rigidity of extremities and trunk
- Postural instability
- Decreased balance and coordination/ataxia