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Parkinson's Disease

 

Parkinson's Disease Steals Your Quality of Life

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Facts about Parkinson's Disease

The numbers are rising.

 

Almost 1 million Americans have a current diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. That number is anticipated to more than double in the next 10 years based on current trends.

  • The average age of diagnosis is 56
  • About 5% are diagnosed under the age of 45
  • In 2013 the estimated economic impact was $14.4 B
  • Average cost of medication per year is about $2000
  • Spinal surgery for pain can be more than $100K
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Most Parkinson's Disease research is focused on MEDICATION

UNFORTUNATELY VERY LITTLE HAS BEEN DONE FOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES

 

SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

  • Tremors, usually beginning in the hands
  • Impaired posture, usually stooped and to one side
  • Rigid muscles, dominant muscle imbalance
  • Impaired balance
  • Increased susceptibility to other diseases

 

PAIN IS A PREDOMINANT FEATURE

Low back pain and neck pain are the most common complaints for people with Parkinson's Disease.

In fact, 86% of people with the disease complain of low back pain.

This is directly linked to stooped posture causing the back muscles to seize up. Seized muscles hold the stooped posture in place causing even more joint erosion.


BACK AND NECK PAIN

It only makes sense. If you minimize or eliminate a stooped posture, then most pain in Parkinson's would be decreased or gone. The more pain you have, the less you are willing to move. Being sedentary increases the pain now, and in the future, significantly impacting your overall health and well being.  

This is a quality of life issue.

As research continues for a cure, what are people supposed to do in the meantime?

Taking pain medication is one option. Long term use of pain medication has serious side effects, addiction and overdose being the most serious. Increased liver enzymes and gut problems such as malabsorption are two others.

Spinal surgery is both costly and risky. There are no guarantees this approach works.

Exercising with TaiChi, ballroom dancing and yoga have been shown to be very helpful. Posture can eventually improve and muscles become less rigid. This is a good thing.  

We believe re-building muscles on a crooked spine is not the correct approach.

First, re-establish a normal posture. This is done by correctly aligning the bones in the spine accomplished by lengthening spinal ligaments allowing the vertebra to move into correct positions. THEN increase muscle mass through exercise.

This approach has a cascading effect. Better posture halts, or at the very least slows down,the progression of joint erosion in the spine. Correct alignment also decreases pressure and erosion on other joints in the body such as in the hips, knees and neck. Pain is reduced or eliminated and movement becomes much easier. The more you move, the stronger and healthier your life.

 

EVERYONE, EVEN THOSE WITH PARKINSON'S, CAN IMPROVE THEIR POSTURE


 

Hundreds of people with Parkinson's Disease use PurePosture everyday. It was invented by doctors for pain relief but it is better known for spinal alignment and flexibility. It is safe, quick, and easy to use. Most of all it is effective! Check it out. FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE we recommend PIP.

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