I have recently been diagnosed with "possible" Parkinson's and Familial (Mother's side of the family).Tremors
However I have a had problems with one of my neck discs (off work for 3 months with pain in left arm and muscle atrophy 4 years ago). My neck still isn't "right" and I get the occasional "twinge" if I turn my head.
Now, I find that if I physically press on the disc my "resting tremor" (my main PD symptom) goes away (until I release the pressure).
So my question is: "Could my 'Parkinson's' actually be a disc problem?"
I am not on any meds. but am considering acupuncture which seemed to work 4 years ago.
Fisguard, I would love to hear from you. I too have been diagnosed with Parkinsons due to left-side tremors. But I'm a healthy 36 years old. Over the last several years I lifted heavy equiupment and wondered if I slipped a disc somewhere.
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