In November, Reverend Jesse Jackson publicly shared that he has been experiencing motor symptoms for about three years, and in that time was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. As public figures share their experiences with these conditions, it is an opportunity to raise awareness and answer questions from those unfamiliar with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. WCCO Radio spoke with board-certified neurologist and movement disorder specialist Eleanor Orehek, MD to learn more about Parkinson’s Disease and Tremors. The discussion also addresses common questions people may have about how to recognize the symptoms, how the disease affects individuals over time, and what treatments are currently available. If you missed the November 30, 2017 interview, listen to it below.
To learn more about Dr. Orehek, visit her bio page here.
If you or a loved one have been showing signs of a possible movement disorder, or have been diagnosed and are seeking a neurologist for management of the disease and symptoms, call Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500 to make an appointment with a neurologist experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. As an expert in Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, Dr. Orehek is also very involved in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of symptoms in appropriate surgical candidates. If you are considering exploring this as a treatment option, ask for Dr. Eleanor Orehek.