UNAM manages to reduce Parkinson's muscle stiffness

Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) successfully tested an alternative to reduce the muscular stiffness in people suffering from Parkinson's disease. The research was conducted at the Institute of Cellular Physiology (IFC), in the doctor's laboratoryRené Drucker Colín

The procedure is based on submitting the patient to a therapy which involves several sessions of electromagnetic fields directed to thecerebral frontal cortex .

Magnetic resonances (applied before and after subjecting patients to treatment), showed that this technique improves the activity of the caudate nucleus (region of the brain related to movement), because thanks to electric fields the neuronal connectivity .

The work is the result of the doctoral thesis of Nadia González , student of the laboratory, and in a few days it will be published in the Journal of Neurology, one of the most important journals on neurology at international level.

After Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease is the neurodegenerative disease More frequently. It is estimated that they suffer between 1 and 2% of those over 60 years.

Source: Jornada.unam.mx

 

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