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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is striatal substantia nigra degeneration?

This is a neurological disorder caused by a disruption in the connection between two areas of the brain-the striatum and the substantia nigra. These two areas work together to maintain balance and movement. It can be caused by other neurological disorders like Parkinson's or cocaine abuse.

Symptoms of striatal substantia nigra degeneration

  • Fine tremor of the hands and fingers

  • Falling frequently

  • Difficulty in walking

  • My movements are slow

  • Difficulty standing up from sitting position

  • Stiff, rigid muscles causing difficulty bending joints

  • Dizziness

  • Hands and legs became clumsy - I cannot do fine work with them

Questions your doctor may ask to check for striatal substantia nigra degeneration

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose striatal substantia nigra degeneration

  • Do you have a slight trembling of your fingers?

  • Do you feel that you fall over or slip more often?

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

  • Do you feel that your movements are slow?

  • Do you have difficulty in getting up from a chair on your own?

Treatment for striatal substantia nigra degeneration

There is no cure but medication can help decrease the degeneration.

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