At present there is no treatment to cure or reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease. The following treatments are available to alleviate symptoms and slow down the progression of the condition:
- Treatment with medication, whereby medication is used to activate the dopamine system.
- Deep brain stimulation surgical treatment, in which surgery is performed to implant electrodes into a targeted area of the brain to stimulate and provide electrical impulses to the brain. It can be used for patients who have already been treated using medication but who have shown no positive response to the medications and continue to experience an increase in symptoms.
The doctor will determine the best treatment option for each individual patient.