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Could Pacquiao have Parkinson's?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    A prominent neurologist in the Philippines thinks he might. And obviously this is causing quite a stir there.


    "There are some movements that you will notice with his hands. It's in the hands, and not the head, where you can easily see this. It twitches a little bit. Although I haven't seen it up close, I think I am seeing that there are some signs."

    The doc hasn't treated Pacquiao, so take it for what it's worth, but those are pretty scary words involving a 34-year-old. Pacquiao brushed it off, but his trainers say he's going to be checked out at a brain clinic in Vegas.
  2. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Uh-huh. Hasn't treated Pacquiao, but the doctor is able to make a diagnosis of a neurological disorder via video from another continent. Nice job getting your name in all the papers, doc.
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Maybe the neurologist went to the Bill Frist school of medicine. I remember when he, a heart surgeon, was able to tell from looking at a grainy video that Terry Schiavo had brain functions.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Any doctor willing to diagnose a patient whom they have never even met with isn't worth a damn.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Which was even funnier when you consider his party is the one that didn't want big government telling patients what to do with their health.
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