Per 1000 people, one-to-two will develop Parkinson’s Disease, and of these cases only 5-10% of cases are genetic – the rest are diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease (IPD), which means there is no established cause. Disease onset is usually around the sixth decade of life and is more common in males than females.

What is Parkinson's

While no one knows exactly what causes Parkinson’s Disease, the two most prominent theories point to infection and mitochondrial dysfunction. Various connections exist between the brain and the gut, and under the right circumstances there exist pathways for pathogens to breach the gut lining and travel into the brainstem. Once inside, the invader can be transported by retrograde transmission into higher brain regions, which is when more physical manifestations of the disease take place. On the other hand, mitochondria are little organelles in each cell that provide energy and give feedback to the cell to keep it alive, and when something happens to arrest their function, they release messengers that basically carry a cellular death sentence. Once this happens in enough cells where others cannot compensate, symptoms begin to arise. In hereditary cases of Parkinson’s disease, mutations in genes responsible for mitochondrial machinery lead to an energy crisis, which has a substantial effect on the brain. Regardless of the cause, the result is the degeneration of the brains’ main dopamine factory and the subsequent decline of its connections.

How Revive Can Help

Here at Revive, we tackle Parkinson’s with a multifaceted approach. First, our team will take an in-depth look at your personal and family history to establish any familial component, as well as perform a comprehensive physical exam to observe your particular presentation and break it down into what neurological areas are underperforming. Secondly, diagnostic testing that objectifies cognitive, postural, and eye movement function will be performed to aid in the specificity of your treatment plan. Next, depending on your exam, blood work may be ordered so that any metabolic or biochemical imbalances may be addressed alongside the neurological rehabilitation, and in some cases, metabolic workup may precede any neurological rehabilitation. In such cases, our team will decide on a nutritional and supplementation plan that will address your lifestyle and other factors that are contributory to your specific presentation. This may include medical interventions like intravenous infusions or injections. Lastly, the team will review your exam and results and go over their report of findings with you, which will include an initial treatment plan catered to your case.

Our Unique Process for Your Unique Situation

We have created a unique process that is built to maximize time and results.  To reach your personal healthcare goals, it is imperative that your physicians and care providers precisely know your individual story and needs.  Your individual goals are the focal point of the comprehensive treatment plan which is based off your exam, diagnostics, and lab results.  Your treatment plan is designed specifically for you and is not a protocol.

This plan is executed over 10 days.  Many patients see measurable improvement over the time in our office.  When you leave, we create a plan to help you continue on your journey.  Our goal is to see each patient continue to build upon the initial results they achieved in office.  

Contact Us Today