Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration — focused on a single goal of advancing treatment through ongoing basic and clinical research — is nationally recognized for expertise in the medical management and surgical innovations in the treatment of Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, dystonia and other movement disorders, normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), headache, trigeminal neuralgia, dizziness and chronic pain. It is comprised of three sections: Movement Disorders and Functional Neurosurgery (with locations in Northeast Ohio and Nevada), Headache and Facial Pain and Chronic Pain and Interdisciplinary Neurorehabilitation.
Our center is among the first in the world to bring together an interdisciplinary team of renowned neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, researchers, biomedical engineers, imaging specialists, physician assistants, technicians and other specialists who offer the latest medical and surgical treatments for patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Patients benefit from an integrated approach to care. Team members collaborate to develop individualized management and treatment plans designed to enhance patients’ function and quality of life. A robust research program ensures that patients have access the most ground-breaking single-center and multi-center clinical trials.
What We Treat
- Essential Tremor
- Huntington Disease
- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Parkinson Disease
- Parkinson-Plus/Atypical Parkinsonism
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Tourette Syndrome
Headache and Facial Pain
- Cluster Headaches
- Dizziness and Vertigo
- Fibromyalgia and other myofascial pain syndromes
- Migraines (with and without auras)
- Tension-type Headaches
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Diffuse Body Pain
- Chronic Cervical Spine Pain
- Chronic Arthritis, including Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritic conditions
- Degenerative Disc/Joint Diseases
- Chronic Abdominal Pain, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Visceral Hyperalgesia, Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Chronic Pelvic Pain, including Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Endometriosis
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, including Post-Infectious/Lyme Disease
- Chronic Low Back Pain, including Spinal Stenosis, Post-laminectomy Syndrome and Failed-Back Surgery Syndrome
- Chronic Cancer pain (for patients whose cancer is in full remission)
- Chronic Post-Stoke/Central Pain
Conditions Treated with Functional Neurosurgery
Movement Disorders and Functional Neurosurgery
Staff in the Center for Neurological Restoration's Section of Movement Disorders and Functional Neurosurgery offer unparalleled expertise in the latest treatments for movement disorders (such as Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Tourette syndrome, myoclonus, ataxia and chorea) to help people improve function and quality of life.Treatments include medication, therapy and surgical management. Patients also have access to the most promising treatments of tomorrow through numerous clinical trials in which the center participates.
Medical management is the cornerstone of movement disorder care. Pharmacological management (such as oral medications and botulinum toxin injections), patient education and family support are important aspects of the comprehensive treatment plan we provide for each of our patients. As movement disorders are often accompanied by behavioral, cognitive and other "non-motor" complications, our multidisciplinary team also can guide you with issues such as depression, cognitive decline, nutrition and disease prognosis.
The center is nationally recognized for the latest and most promising innovations in the treatment of all movement disorders and for being a world leader in functional and restorative neurosurgery, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), which is an option for select patients with Parkinson disease, essential tremor and some forms of dystonia. Center staff are also studying how DBS may alleviate other conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, some forms of chronic pain, and weakness following stroke. We also offer other functional neurosurgical procedures such as gamma knife surgery (for tremors), spinal cord stimulation surgery (for various pain syndromes), and shunt procedures (for normal pressure hydrocephalus).
The center has earned international recognition for setting the standards of care for movement disorders. In particular, people with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor or dystonia will benefit from the comprehensive, integrated approach to patient care provided by center staff. Team members collaborate on each patient's particular problem and unique needs so that an individualized management and treatment plan can be developed.
The Movement Disorders and Functional Neurosurgery team also offers:
- Botulinum toxin injection program for patients with dystonia and spasticity
- Streamlined 2-day deep brain stimulation surgery evaluation process
- Huntington Disease Center of Excellence Comprehensive Care Clinic
- Medical and surgical evaluation for normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Shared medical appointments (educational program) for newly diagnosed Parkinson disease patients
- Young onset Parkinson disease support group
- Medical and surgical evaluation for adults with Tourette syndrome
- Virtual visits for established patients
Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
Cleveland Clinic's Parkinson Disease Program is the first multi-site program to receive designation as a Center of Excellence. Programs included in this designation serve patients at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Florida, and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Las Vegas.
A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence is an academic medical center with a specialized team of neurologists, movement disorder specialists, physical and occupational therapists, mental health professionals and others who are up to date on the latest Parkinson disease medications, therapies and research to provide the best care.
Every Center of Excellence designation is awarded based on a rigorous application and peer-review process with the following criteria:
- Must see at least 700 unique patients with Parkinson disease annually
- Conduct research relevant and/or clinical trials for Parkinson disease
- Provide exemplary team care, including a neurologist with training in movement disorders, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech-language pathologist
- Promote access to wellness programs for patients
- Facilitate educational events for patients and families
To learn more about this distinguishing designation, visit Parkinson.org.
Young Onset Parkinson Disease Support Group
Our mission is to establish the optimal quality of life for the Northeast Ohio community by providing support, information, and advocacy to improve the lives of those with young onset Parkinson disease and those who care about them. We achieve our mission through public awareness, education, advocacy and supporting research until a cure is found. Our goal is to help you be informed, live well and stay strong.
About Parkinson Disease
Parkinson disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement. Symptoms may include slowness, rigidity, tremor, and problems with balance and posture. The symptoms of Parkinson disease result from the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain, but the cause of cell loss is not known. Medications and surgical treatments can relieve symptoms but do not cure the disease. More than a million people in the United States have Parkinson disease.
There are several excellent websites that provide information about Parkinson disease and its treatment. See some of our favorites under resources.
What is “young onset?”
The average age at which Parkinson disease is diagnosed is 60. However, about 10-20% of those diagnosed with Parkinson disease are under age 50, and about half of those are diagnosed before age 40. When the diagnosis is made early, it is referred to as "young onset" Parkinson disease. So young onsets face different challenges than those diagnosed in their 60s and 70s.
Why do we have a Young Onset Parkinson Disease support group?
- Connecting with other young people who are going through similar experiences can make you feel less alone. We believe that support groups provide the best forum for the individual and their caregiver to quickly gather information and to grow in the knowledge and understanding of their disease. In support groups you find wonderful people with compassion, courage, humor, and a desire to help each other.
- To recognize and come to terms with your condition at a young age allows you to accept what has happened to you and you can take care of yourself, exercising, taking part in the daily activities you have always enjoyed, consulting a movement disorder specialist and participating with him or her in managing your disease. In other words, take charge of your life as much as possible.
- Living with Parkinson disease (PD) does not mean you should limit what you do. You should live life to the fullest, just as you would without PD. You do not need to advertise you have PD but, at the same time, don’t hide the fact. Freely admit you have the disease, it is nothing to be ashamed of. By being in a support group, you can tell your story which may help somebody else, or you might hear someone else’s story and gain some help from it. Through this give and take you gain strength and courage and learn new ways to cope. No matter how long you have had PD, attending support group meetings should be beneficial for you. The earlier you start, the greater the benefit.
- We offer education about resources such as healthcare, insurance information, budgeting & planning, estate and special needs planning, support services for family & friends and veterans, case management services, mental health and employment and disability information.
How can a support group serve you?
- Learn about Parkinson’s disease treatment, news and research
- Connect with other young people who understand the challenges first hand
- Generate and share ideas for better self-care
- Inspire one another to be strong and improve overall quality of life
- Utilize your own experiences to help others
About Our Meetings
- Frequent presentations by medical experts and others with information helpful to you
- General discussions among our members of mutual problems, concerns, and ways of living better with Parkinson disease. We stress confidentiality at all sessions to encourage greater openness.
- Occasional “breakout sessions” for care partners to discuss among themselves issues in caring for a person with Parkinson disease. When care partners meet separately, those with Parkinson disease talk about their own issues.
- Exercise is a vital part of optimal living with Parkinson disease. To encourage it and to prevent complications from sitting too long, we have a short break mid-meeting during which we do easy exercises while seated.
- We provide refreshments at our meetings, and encourage people to arrive early to meetings to get acquainted with one another and with the informational items available.
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
U Building - Mellen Center
1950 E 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
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- May 8, 2018
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- October 9, 2018
- November 13, 2018
- December 11, 2018
Young Onset Parkinson Disease Support Group voicemail (216.444.8860) is a dedicated phone line with a confidential voice mail box available as well for interested families. Messages left on this voice mail box are retrieved on a regular basis by our staff who will return calls within 3-5 business days.
The YoungParkinsonsGroup@ccf.org email address offers interaction and networking for questions regarding the Young Onset Parkinson Disease Support Group through a dedicated e-mail address. Messages sent are retrieved by the YOPDSG staff who will return emails within 3-5 business days.
This email address is for general Young Onset Parkinson Disease Support Group-related questions. We cannot field medical questions including personal information through this email address. If you have a medical question please use the secure online form.
Headache & Facial Pain
Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Headache and Facial Pain treats more than 20,000 patients annually and is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of headache and facial pain disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia. We also evaluate and treat patients who have complaints of dizziness and vertigo.
The Section of Headache and Facial Pain includes a multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychologists and advanced practice providers. Our psychologists are experts in the management of chronic pain and headache; they employ techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation therapy, biofeedback and hypnosis. The section also works with a specialized team of physical therapists trained in head and neck pain and vestibular therapy.
In addition, a dedicated nursing team who is highly trained in headache and pain management provide education and support to all our patients.
Together we work to alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for our patients.
More than 40 percent of Americans will suffer headache pain severe enough to compel them to seek medical attention at some point during their lifetime. A small but substantial minority of individuals will experience chronic daily headaches which have a significant impact on their quality of life. Our team is dedicated to treatment of all headache disorders, including:
- Primary headaches
- Secondary headaches
- Cervicogenic headaches
- Headaches associated with inflammatory conditions
- Medication-induced chronic headaches
- Post-traumatic headaches
- Patients with dizziness and vertigo
Treatment options for headache patients include:
- New patient appointments – For individuals seeking an evaluation and medical management of their headache disorder.
- Outpatient procedures – Same-day head and neck procedures including Botox® injections, occipital nerve blocks, trigger point injections and intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks.
- Outpatient infusion suites – Offered in a unique setting, this nine chair suite is dedicated to intravenous infusions for patients with headaches. The goals of headache infusions are to provide urgent and effective treatment, preventing unnecessary emergency room and inpatient hospital visits.
- Online Headache Education Program – A comprehensive eight-session online, virtual visit program that helps patients better manage their headache disorders by understanding causes and triggers. Patients learn techniques and strategies to improve everyday quality of life.
- Interdisciplinary Method for the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Headache (IMATCH) – An effective, three-week multidisciplinary program for patients with chronic headaches and functional impairment. The comprehensive nature of this program addresses the all-encompassing effect chronic headache has on patients and their families. This program addresses the medical, physical and emotional needs of patients by combining medical management, physical therapy, and group and individual psychotherapy.
The team of specialists in Cleveland Clinic’s Trigeminal Neuralgia Program provide advanced diagnostics including a full range of pharmacologic, procedural and surgical treatment options and second opinions for patients suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. A thorough evaluation is crucial to diagnose patients and rule out secondary or underlying causes of trigeminal neuralgia. A systematic approach allows us to develop an individualized treatment plan for patients.
Treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia patients include:
- Medical management through anticonvulsants, antidepressants and muscle relaxants
- Balloon decompression
- Botox® injections
- Intranasal and trigeminal nerve blocks
- Microvascular decompression surgery
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife®)
- Stereotactic rhizotomy
To schedule an in-person appointment with the Section of Headache and Facial Pain, please call 216.636.5860 or toll-free at 866.588.2264.
Select patients can now see a headache and facial pain specialist online from their home or office by using the Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online tool. Established patients are also eligible to use the Express Care® Online tool for the eight-session Online Headache Management Program. This service allows patients a fast, secure and easy way to receive care from their healthcare team in a live virtual visit using a smartphone (iPhone or Android), tablet or computer.
Virtual visits only cost $49, and the benefits of choosing this appointment option include no travel or parking, no facility fee, less waiting, significant time savings and the convenience of seeing a provider from wherever you choose.
If you would like to use Express Care Online for your next visit, please call your provider’s office. If you are eligible, our team will schedule your virtual visit and provide details on the cost of your appointment and setup instructions.
Chronic Pain & Neurorehabilitation
Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Chronic Pain and Interdisciplinary Neurorehabilitation is an innovative group of clinicians who address the multifaceted needs of people with chronic pain whose pain or headache has not responded to other treatments. Backed by a long history and measurable outcomes, we offer medical, physical and psychological rehabilitation to help people restore function in spite of the chronicity of their pain.
Our team consists of highly trained clinicians including physicians, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, counselors and nurses. We believe a thorough evaluation and personalized formulation of a patient’s chronic pain is the foundation for a successful treatment plan. Given this, we evaluate medical, biological, psychological, social and other dimensions of each patient, taking care to focus on each dimension in order to provide as effective and comprehensive approach to chronic pain as possible.
Treatments We Offer
As functional goals are the priority of our center, we focus care around comprehensive evaluation and various forms of rehabilitation:
- Medical rehabilitation: clarification of diagnoses, reduction of harmful over-medication, removal of pain-prolonging medications (opioids, benzodiazepines), and treatment of both pain and other accompanying conditions with other medications as needed, including management of central sensitization and other pain processes.
- Physical rehabilitation: increased strengthening, endurance, and pain tolerance, as well as improved body mechanics, walking/gait, and independence, through physical and occupational therapy.
- Psychological rehabilitation: reduced anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, and frustration/anger through improved coping strategies, evaluation and education on risk factors for addiction, decreased reliance on others or medications, increased sense of self-efficacy, and improved mind-body awareness. This is done through biofeedback, individual counseling, group therapy, educational sessions, and family work.
In our experience, chronic pain that has not responded to other treatments will often require aspects of each of these forms of rehabilitation.
Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program
Cleveland Clinic formed the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program in 1979 to help those with chronic, disabling pain. Since then, the program has helped more than 6,000 people manage chronic pain through a unique, intensive, comprehensive, and individualized care program emphasizing a return to wellness. The Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program has been recognized for its national and international excellence in this model of care, and was recognized in 2012 by the American Pain Society as a Pain Management National Center of Excellence. The program continues to help patients regain their lives while periodically contributing important research insights on chronic pain rehabilitation.
The Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program is a three-week multidisciplinary medical, physical and psychological rehabilitation program. Combining multiple disciplines allows us to deliver comprehensive care which targets the multiple needs of all patients whining our program. Treatments include management of medical care and medications, strength condition, both family and individual therapy as well as relaxation and biofeedback training. Recondition and psychological coping strategies are a key focal point of the program, which has led to success in treatment and improved quality of life for our patients.
Interdisciplinary Method for the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Headache (IMATCH)
We offer a unique treatment option for chronic headaches called IMATCH (Interdisciplinary Method for the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Headache). The IMATCH treatment program is designed for headache sufferers whose lives have been severely disrupted. This comprehensive outpatient program simultaneously addresses medical, physical and emotional needs, combining medical management, physical therapy, and group and individual psychotherapy.
- Biofeedback: We offer the ability for patients to learn more about how their body and neurological system responds to both internal and external stress. Psychophysiological assessments are valuable for learning how pain, stress, tension, reactivity, and other neurological symptoms are activated.
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Program: In collaboration with the Women’s Health Institute and Pain Management Anesthesia, our department offers specialized assessments for chronic pelvic pain. Our multidisciplinary approach includes medical, psychological, and physical assessments. We are well-suited to chronic pelvic pain syndromes including chronic endometriosis, pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, and unexplained pelvic pain.
- Back on TREK: Cleveland Clinic's unique 12-week program for managing back pain designed to promote recovery to function.
- Fibromyalgia Management Program: Our Fibromyalgia Management Program includes evaluation by a rheumatologist, cognitive behavioral therapy and physical therapy.
Initial evaluation will begin by carefully reviewing your past medical and surgical history. This is followed by a comprehensive examination of medications, overall functioning, psychological health, impact on family/work and developmental history. The evaluation also includes a physical examination. Based on review of records, clinical interview, physical examination, and psychosocial evaluation, a personalized treatment plan will be discussed with you.
- To schedule an appointment please call 216.636.5860 or 866.588.2264.
- Prior to your initial appointment, we ask patients to mail, fax or upload pertinent medical records, mental health records and imaging to our office so our clinicians will have adequate time to review your medical history prior to your appointment.
- Fax: 216.445.5752
- Imaging can be uploaded via iTransfer.ccf.org/NI
Our team is dedicated to researching and understanding the many facets of chronic pain. Some of our groundbreaking research goals include objective measurement of pain thresholds in patients with chronic pain to provide the foundation for ongoing research and large scale grant application. Additionally, we are prototyping central sensitization and other processes through biological, psychological and social measures to better assess complex pain disorders. This invaluable data is captured through our multidisciplinary scientific approach which includes professionals from medicine, neurology, psychology, neuroimaging, physical rehabilitation and more. Review examples of our research efforts on central sensitization and chronic pain here.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, please call locally at 216.636.5860 or toll-free at 866.588.2264.
For general questions about treatment options in the Section of Pain Medicine,
call the unit locally at 216.444.2423 or toll-free 800.223.2273 ext. 42423.
For questions related to insurance or reimbursement, call the Admissions Coordinator
locally at 216.444.5433 or toll-free 800.223.2273 ext. 45433.
- Request an appointment online
- Learn more about same-day appointments
- Explore more appointment options
Select patients can now see our specialists online from their home or office by using the Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online tool. This service allows patients a fast, secure and easy way to receive care from their healthcare team in a live virtual visit using a smartphone (iPhone or Android), tablet or computer. Virtual visits cost only $49, and the benefits of choosing this appointment option include no travel or parking, no facility fee, less waiting, significant time savings and the convenience of seeing your physician from wherever you choose.
If you would like to use Express Care Online for your next visit, please call your provider’s office. If you are eligible, our team will schedule your virtual visit and provide details on the cost of your appointment and setup instructions.
Refer a Patient
DrConnect: Online Tool for Referring Physicians
DrConnect is a complimentary online tool for referring physicians that offers secure access to their patients' treatment progress at Cleveland Clinic.
View portions of your medical record, see test results, renew prescriptions, request appointments and more.
Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Concierge program is a complimentary service for patients who travel to Cleveland Clinic from outside Ohio. Our patient care representatives facilitate and coordinate the scheduling of multiple medical appointments; provide access to discounts on airline tickets and hotels, when available; and make reservations for hotel or housing accommodations
For more information about the Medical Concierge program:
Huntington Disease Clinical Trials
Cleveland Clinic is conducting a clinical research study to collect information and biological samples from HD patients and their family members to learn more about HD and to try to find new treatments for the disease.
Approximately 15,000 people are anticipated in this trial that is being conducted at approximately 200 research centers across the 30 countries.
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus (Cleveland, OH) and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (Las Vegas, NV) are participating in this research study.
The study involves yearly office visits with a neurologist and research personnel.
If you are interested in learning more about this trial, please contact study coordinator Chris Firestone at 216.445.5637 or email email@example.com and reference study: Enroll-HD.
You can also find additional information on this trial at: ClinicalTrials.gov
Parkinson Disease Clinical Trials
Are you of Ashkenazi Jewish descent with PD, or without PD and have a first degree family member with PD?
- Cleveland Clinic's main campus is working with The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a clinical research study called The Parkinson's Progression Marker Initiative (PPMI). The goal of PPMI is to identify and assess biomarkers in people who are at risk to develop PD as well as those with typical PD symptoms. The PPMI project has various sub-studies, including one looking for non-PD or PD patients with a certain genetic mutations.
- You qualify to participate in this PPMI sub-study if you have a LRRK2/GBA/SNCA mutation, OR are of Ashkenzi Jewish descent with PD, or without PD but having a first degree family member with PD.
- The study involves up to 156 months of participation. There are approximately six visits in the first year and then a visit every six months until completion.
Interested in this trial?
- If you are interested in learning more about this trial, please contact study coordinator Jennifer Mule at 216.444.1134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference study: PPMI.
- You can also find additional information on this trial at: ClinicalTrials.gov
Do you have a diagnosis of Parkinson disease (PD) of less than 3 years and have NOT started taking PD medication yet?
- Cleveland Clinic's main campus is conducting a clinical research study to determine if an investigational drug, a monoclonal antibody BIIB054, that is given using an IV infusion every 28 days, is safe at different dose levels and how it is absorbed by the body.
- Approximately 311 patients are being recruited for this trial, 6 at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.
- Patients will take part in this study for approximately 113 weeks and will receive an IV infusion every 28 days during the treatment periods.
- Age 40-80
- Taking no Parkinson’s Disease Medication
- Diagnosis of PD for less than 3years
- BMI of 19 to 35
- Atypical parkinsonism diagnosis or Freezing of Gait symptoms
- Taking these types of medication: Dopamine and agonists, antipsychotics, Mao inhibitors, methylphenidate, anticoagulants
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Heart Disease, cancer, abnormal lab results, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes, surgery within 3 months of screening
Interested in this trial?
- If you are interested in learning more about this trial, please contact study coordinator Jennifer Mulé at 216.444.1134 or email email@example.com and reference study: Biogen=SPARK
Tame-PD for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients with gait freezing who need physical therapy.
Cleveland Clinic's main campus is recruiting for a clinical research study to evaluate whether the addition of medication, either low dose methylphenidate or atomoxetine, to physical therapy will achieve improvement in gait and balance in PD more than physical therapy alone.
- Approximately 42 patients are being recruited at the Cleveland Clinic, the sole site for this study
- The study involves 3 clinic office visits, including the screening and two follow up visits. Patients will also have approximately two physical therapy appointments a week over a three month period.
- Patients with PD having significant balance or gait disorder
- Parkinson’s specific physical therapy within the last 6 months.
- A diagnosis of atypical parkinsonism.
- Having medical conditions (other than PD) that may affect balance or ability to walk
- Not being allowed to have physical therapy
- The medications will not cost the patient, but physical therapy (PT) will be standard of care, so patient insurance must cover PT
If you are interested in learning more about this trial, please contact study coordinator Dr. Diana Hengartner at 216.444.9959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference study: Tame-PD.
Participants needed for Parkinson’s Disease Personality Study
The Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute is currently seeking patients and care partners (family members, close friends) of patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease to participate in a new study.
The goal of the study is to examine if participants observe personally meaningful changes in personality at different stages of Parkinson’s disease and, for some patients, following deep brain stimulation surgery.
Participants and their care partners will complete individual interviews and questionnaires with a member of our research team. This process could take between one to two hours. We are looking for patients diagnosed within 1 year and patients diagnosed 5-7 years ago.
Each participant will receive a $75 stipend (one per patient and one per care partner) and a parking voucher.
Participants who have been approved for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery (DBS) will be requested to participate in two additional interviews and provided with additional parking vouchers and stipends.
We would love to hear from you! If interested, please contact: Michelle Montpetite: 216.444.3406 or Jaclyn Zeigler: 216.445.0414
For Medical Professionals
Please download a copy of one of our DBS screening publications below
Huntington's Disease Guide for Providers
The Center for Neurological Restoration is focused on advancing treatment of HD through ongoing basic and clinical research, expertise in medical management, and surgical restoration and innovation. Please download our guide below to learn more.
Find resources for referring physicians, including physician consults, transfers and a liaison service.
Stay connected to patients you refer to Cleveland Clinic through online updates and electronic medical records.
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Cleveland Clinic's Center for Neurological Restoration provides a variety of educational materials for patients to learn more about their services and diagnosis and management of neurological conditions. Videos developed by the team in the Center for Neurological Restoration include information related to:
- Chronic pain
- Deep brain stimulation
- Headache, migraines and facial pain
- Parkinson disease
- Understanding Parkinson Disease – Hubert Fernandez, MD
- Non-Motor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease – Kristin Appleby, MD
- Medication Side Effects and Complications for Parkinson's Patients – Joseph Rudolph, MD
- Parkinson's Disease Management & Treatment Options – Michal Gostkowski, DO
- Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders – Hubert Fernandez, MD
- Managing Parkinson's Disease & Other Movement Disorders – Andre Machado, MD, PhD and Anwar Ahmed, MD
- Understanding Kids' Headaches – A. David Rothner, MD
- Understanding Headaches and Migraines – Steven J. Krause, MD
- Cleveland Clinic Center for Behavioral Health
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- Ability Links
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
- Patient Advocate Foundation
- Volunteer Match
- APDA National Young Onset Center
- American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. (APDA)
- Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Genetics Home Reference
Toll-free: 888.FIND.NLM (888.346.3656)
- The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
General information line: 888.INFO.FDA (888.463.6332)
Drug information line: 301.796.3400
- Medline Plus
- Movement Disorders Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration
- Physical Therapist
Cleveland Clinic Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Center for Effective Parenting
PD Internet Community
- PD Plan for Life
- We Move (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
- American Headache Society
- American Chronic Pain Society
- International Headache Society
- National Headache Foundation
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- Well Spouse Association
- Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep
- National Sleep Foundation
- Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Toll-free: 877.INFO.RLS (877.463.6757)
- Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration
- Activa® DBS
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)