New Parkinson's procedure improves gait and back pain

“People with Parkinson’s gait usually take small, shuffling steps. They may have difficulty lifting their feet and this could affect their quality of life compared to other Parkinson’s symptoms.” DR Eric Chun Pu Chuleading investigator of the New York Medical Group (NYMG) and chairman of the CDAHK.

Recent clinical studies have shown that chiropractic rehabilitation can improve motor function in patients with Parkinson’s (18) and neuromuscular disorders (19-22).

“Spinal manipulation with motor training demonstrated decreased pain scores, increased muscle strength measurements, and improved gait characteristics, which are shown on the gait cyclogram and GRF vertical graph. A focus on movement strategies can therefore lead to the development of useful therapies,” said Chu.

Gait impairment is the result of disease progression, aging, compensation and eventually reduced mobility. “The new study showed that chiropractic treatment produces neuromuscular and mobility improvements in Parkinson’s disease gait and back pain, particularly when the problem cannot be effectively addressed with pharmacological agents,” said Chu.

Patients with Parkinson’s disease now have another alternative to their traditional therapy.

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SOURCE Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong (CDAHK)