Clinical management of pain and fatigue in Parkinson's disease

Francesca Del Sorbo, Alberto Albanese

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Abstract

Pain and fatigue are part of the phenomenological spectrum of Parkinson's disease (PD). These non-motor symptoms can be as troublesome as motor symptoms, impact activities of daily living, and are often underdiagnosed. The recognition of pain and fatigue requires a high degree of clinical suspicion and is facilitated by the use of specific questionnaires and ancillary tests. This workup is highly valuable particularly considering that pain and fatigue in PD may be treatable. We review here the clinical manifestations and management of these non-motor symptoms. Their resolution can be challenging, as there is insufficient evidence concerning effective treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume18
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Dystonia
  • Fatigue
  • Non-motor symptoms
  • Pain
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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