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Movement Disorders Treatment

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If you experience abnormal body movements you can’t control, rely on All Neurological Services, with offices located in Brooklyn, New York, and Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Our expert neurologists can diagnose and treat movement disorders to improve your quality of life. Call our nearest office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

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Movement Disorders

What are movement disorders?

Movement disorders are a group of nervous system conditions that cause involuntary or abnormal movements, such as twitches, shakiness, or slowed movements. Movement disorders are often debilitating or make you feel embarrassed. 

What are the different types of movement disorders?

Common types of movement disorders include:

  • Chorea - an illness which produces repetitive, irregular, brief involuntary writhing movements of the limbs

  • Dystonia - a disease process involving involuntary muscle contractions with repetitive, twisting movements 

  • Ataxia - an impairment of coordinating limb movements, especially when walking

  • Myoclonus - a condition which causes sudden, quick involuntary muscle jerks

  • Tremors - a disorder characterized by rhythmic, involuntary shaking of head or limbs

  • Parkinson's disease - a neurodegenerative disorder that causes tremors, stiffness, and walking difficulties

  • Parkinsonism - a condition characterized by symptoms like those of Parkinson's disease but may be due to other illnesses or medication side effects  

  • Epilepsy - a disorder which causes unusual sensations or involuntary movements 

  • Progressive supranuclear palsy - a form of Parkinsonism with prominent abnormalities of eye movement and balance

  • Restless legs syndrome - a condition causing a feeling of wanting to move the legs while trying to sleep

  • Tardive dyskinesia - an illness that causes repetitive, involuntary movements of the mouth, tongue and limbs 

  • Cervical dystonia - a disorder which causes neck muscle stiffness and spasms

  • Huntington's disease - a progressive disorder characterized by chorea and impairments in cognition.

  • Tourette syndrome - a condition which causes nonrhythmic repetitive movements and vocal sounds

Your provider diagnoses the type of movement disorder you have and its cause to develop an effective treatment plan.

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Movement Disorders

How is a movement disorder diagnosed?

To determine what’s causing a movement disorder, your All Neurological Services specialist reviews your symptoms, completes a physical exam, and performs neurodiagnostic assessments. 

These may include an electroencephalogram to measure the brain's electrical impulses, and an electromyograph which measures muscle and nerve activity. Your specialist may also recommend you undergo blood tests and neuroimaging procedures.

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Movement Disorders

What are common treatments for movement disorders?

Common movement disorder treatments include:

  • Medications

  • Physical therapy

  • Occupational therapy

  • Diet and lifestyle changes

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

  • Botox® injections

  • Deep brain stimulation

Your All Neurological Services specialist personalizes each treatment to match your needs, lifestyle, and preferences. They follow up with you to ensure your treatment works effectively. 

Don’t live with movement disorders that negatively affect your quality of life when treatments at All Neurological Services can reduce your symptoms. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book online today.