Anxiety, Marijuana and Pain in Parkinson’s: 10 Expert Answers to Your Hard Questions

Living with Parkinson’s disease can have wide-reaching effects on your body and impact on your daily life. This panel discussion features diverse perspectives from members of a Parkinson’s care team: movement disorder specialist, physical therapist and neuropsychologist. Together, they answer challenging questions that span the spectrum of Parkinson’s disease including anxiety, intimacy, pain, drooling, marijuana and more.

2 Comments on “Anxiety, Marijuana and Pain in Parkinson’s: 10 Expert Answers to Your Hard Questions

    • Matt

      April 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm Reply

      Quick question. Can you have Parkinson’s and still have good balance? I surf and play basketball but have almost all the other symptoms. I’m still trying to get diagnosed

      • Alex Reinhardt

        June 9, 2017 at 10:45 am Reply

        People will experience some but not all symptoms associated with Parkinson’s. While your balance may not be affected, there are other areas of the body as well as non-motor symptoms that may be present. I would encourage you to track of all symptoms you may be experiencing prior to meeting with your doctor and neurologist. You can download our worksheets and logs at this link.

        Surfing and basketball are excellent exercises that will build your flexibility, agility, and coordination which are constantly challenged while living with Parkinson’s so stick with it!

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