Pain can be part of life with Parkinson’s. There are different types, which have different causes: movement symptoms, such as stiffness or dystonia; the disease process itself; and even conditions outside of Parkinson’s, such as arthritis. Each has varied treatment options. As with all symptoms, if, when and how pain happens is unique to each person. But for those who experience pain, it can be among the most bothersome symptoms. And unfortunately, it often goes unrecognized and untreated. Watch the video to learn how to identify and manage pain in Parkinson’s.
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