Parkinson’s Disease Specialists Serving in Metro Detroit Area in Clinton Township & St. Clair Shores, MI

Get comprehensive and compassionate care for Parkinson’s disease at Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants

In-House Therapy Center

Specialized therapies for Parkinson’s disease offered such as LS-BIG techniques

Ambulatory Surgery Settings

Providing x-ray or ultrasound guided toxin injection to calm muscles

Minimal Waiting Time with Online Check-In

Online scheduling of appointments available

Friendly and Compassionate Staff

Assured compassionate care from our staff for all services

Advanced and All-Inclusive Lab Service

Most lab services under one roof

Manage Your Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms with Our Personalized Medical Care

Manage Your Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms with Our Personalized Medical Care

Almost 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, with thousands of undetected cases, leading some experts to suspect that there may be as many as 1 million Americans who have the disease. At Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, our team of board-certified and experienced specialists offers compassionate care that is personalized to your needs. We serve the Metro Detroit area through our centers located at Clinton Township and St. Clair Shores, MI. Both of our centers are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology that enables us to offer an accurate diagnosis and treatment for your condition. We are available from Monday to Friday.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is primarily an age-related degenerative brain disorder. It affects the substantia nigra part of your nervous system and results in imbalance in body movement. all of the body parts the nervous system controls. The disease occurs due to the breakdown or death of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain, especially the loss of dopamine-producing neurons. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that acts as a chemical messenger between the neurons that are involved in body movement functions. The reduction of dopamine levels in your brain leads to atypical activity that manifests as symptoms of the disease. The symptoms show gradually and are barely noticeable in the early stages but they worsen over time with the deterioration of your condition.

What are the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, in its initial stages, are mild and often go unnoticed. However, the symptoms are more visible as the disease progresses. While the symptoms may vary for everyone, the most common symptom that you may experience is loss of muscle control which may lead to mobility issues, tremor, stiffness, and falls.

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include:

  • Tremors: You feel the tremor in your limbs when at rest. However, the tremors may reduce when you perform an activity.
  • Imbalance: You tend to fall due to balance problems and have also developed a stooped posture.
  • Increased tone of muscles: You experience stiffness in the muscles. They may affect any part of your body. Besides being painful, they can restrict your movements.
  • Slow movements (bradykinesia): Your movements are slower and your steps shorter.
  • Change of speech : Your speech is affected, it may be quicker, softer, slower, or slurred.
  • Automatic movements impacted: Blinking, smiling, or swinging your arms may become difficult.
  • Writing impairment: Handwriting skills are often impacted.

How is Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosed?

Our specialists at Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants have the experience and the skills to diagnose your condition after performing an in-depth evaluation of your medical history, your symptoms, and your overall health which includes a neurological and a physical assessment.

However, to achieve higher accuracy in diagnosis for some patients, our physicians may:

  • Suggest a specific single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scan with DAT imaging
  • Give a trial of Parkinson’s disease medication to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Continual monitoring of the symptoms and conditions over a period of time

To rule out the possibility of other conditions that may be causing your symptoms, you may be asked to undergo blood tests or imaging tests such as MRI or DaTscan of the brain.

Treatments Available for Parkinson’s Disease

Treatments are available that can reduce the severity of your symptoms and help you to maintain the quality of your life. The treatments include:


Specific types of medications, prescribed by your physician, can help you to manage your symptoms better and allow for better mobility and less shaking. The most commonly prescribed medications for Parkinson’s disease:

  • Increase dopamine levels in your brain: Levodopa
  • Stimulate dopamine-like effects: Dopamine agonists
  • Block the body from breaking down dopamine: Monoamine Oxidase-B inhibitors


A type of surgery known as deep brain stimulation is used in some cases of Parkinson’s disease in which one electrode is implanted into the brain’s thalamus where a pulse generator is implanted into your chest wall. It produces a tiny electric current that stimulates the affected part of the brain thus dampening the tremors.


There are several therapies available that have been known to help manage your symptoms better.

  • Physiotherapy: Physiotherapists try to improve your fitness levels and reduce the muscle stiffness or joint pains that you may experience, through movement and exercise.
  • Occupational therapy: Occupational therapists can help you to manage your daily routine and activities that allow you to stay independent.
  • Speech therapy: Speech therapists can teach speaking and swallowing exercises to help you overcome your speech impairments.
  • Dietary advice: Dieticians can help you to make dietary changes that can provide increased swallowing safety.

What Makes Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants Your Preferred Choice for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment?

Comprehensive Care

Comprehensive and personalized care for all patients

Advanced technology

State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment procedures and technology offered for the best results

Experienced and friendly staff

Our staff goes the extra mile to ensure your safety and comfort

Convenient locations

Convenient locations that are easily accessible to Metro Detroit area residents

Near complete in-house services are available for this disease

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Assured Best Care for Parkinson’s Disease with Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants

If you want more information on the Parkinson’s disease treatment options and other offered services or want to schedule an appointment with our specialists serving in Metro Detroit Area in Clinton Township & St. Clair Shores, MI, contact us at Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants , today.

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