International Medical Journal, Vol. 22., Iss. 2, 2016, P. 57−60.
NON-MEDICATION IN TREATMENT OF PAIN SYNDROMES IN THE STRUCTURE OF NON-MOTOR MANIFESTATIONS OF INITIAL STAGES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ukraine
Parkinson's disease is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system. In addition to the motor symptoms, the clinical presentation of the disease includes non−motor symptoms, appearing 5−10 years before the clinical manifestation of motor disorders. Among the non−motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease are neuropsychic, autonomic, sensory, sleep disorders, pain being the most common. The purpose of the work was to prove feasibility of inclusion in the comprehensive treatment of pain in patients with early stage of Parkinson's disease, of physical factors, such as sinusoidal modulated currents, balneotherapy and low−frequency variable magnetic field. Our findings suggest that in patients treated with the proposed complex of therapeutic physical factors, pain reduction, as well as subjective improvement and, ultimately, improved quality of life developed earlier compared to the control group. The combination of neuroprotective pathogenetic therapy and treatment with physical factors is effective and helps to keep the motor activity of the patients with early stages of Parkinson's disease.
Key words: early stage of Parkinson's disease, sinusoidal modulated currents, balneotherapy, low−intensity alternating magnetic field.