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Denise Garcia’s Patient Story

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Last updated: July 17, 2024
Neurosurgeon: Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS Condition: Focal epilepsy with grand mal/tonic clonic seizures and absence seizures. The typical 16-year-old is looking forward to getting a driver’s license, applying to college and going to the next high school party. For Denise Garcia, she was looking for answers as to why she would wake up in the morning with a sore tongue. […]
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Spasticity

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  • Julie G Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANSChair, Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics, Professor, Neurosurgery and Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College, Dr. Pilitsis specializes in neuromodulation with research interests in treatments for movement disorders and chronic pain.
  • Olga Khazen, BSResearch Coordinator, Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College
Last updated: June 26, 2024
Spasticity is a condition in which muscles stiffen or tighten, preventing normal fluid movement.
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Parkinson’s Disease

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  • AANS
Last updated: May 9, 2024
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder that is caused by degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain called