Movement disorders are neurological conditions that may affect the ease, fluency, speed and quality of movement. All body movements, from raising and lowering a leg to blinking, involves a complex interaction between the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), nerves and muscles. Damage to or failure of any of these components may result in a movement disorder.
At the Advanced Neuroscience Network, we offer evaluation and treatment for a wide range of movement disorders, such as:
- Essential tremor and other tremor disorders
- Huntington’s disease
- Gait problems
- Multiple system atrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Restless legs syndrome
- Tourette’s syndrome
Movement disorders vary between patients, showing symptoms at differing degrees of severity. Treatments differ by disorder and some medication can cure some disorders. Others get better when an underlying disease is treated. Plans will be individualized and created based on the patient’s symptoms. Often, however, there is no cure and in this case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms and relieve pain. By changing lifestyle routines, such as regular exercise and stress reduction, patients will start seeing benefits by preventing the functional decline that often comes with the related disorders.
We use a multidimensional approach when working with neurological patients, including Deep Brain Stimulation patients. Our highly skilled physicians and medical staff tailor each patient’s treatment plan to meet their individual needs. Ancillary measures, such as physical and occupational therapy are available to patient’s onsite.