Movement disorders are a broad category of neurological disorders and symptoms that affect a patient’s ability to move with ease or precision, or which cause excess involuntary movements. Conditions as different as ataxia and Tourette syndrome may be considered movement disorders.
Movement Disorders We Treat
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes rigidity, tremors, and difficulty balancing. Learn more.
Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder that progressively damages the central nervous system and may cause involuntary movements or problems walking and balancing. Learn more.
Dystonia is a condition of repeated, sometimes painful, involuntary muscle spasms.
Tremor refers to involuntary rhythmic shaking of one or more extremities, such as the head or hands.
Restless leg syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes discomfort in the legs when at rest, motivating frequent movement to alleviate the discomfort and causing sleep disturbances.
Tardive dyskinesia is a movement disorder caused by rare reactions to certain medications. It is characterized by some loss of control over muscles in the face and involuntary repetitive movements of the eyes, lips, or tongue.
How are movement disorders treated?
Diagnosis and treatment can be as varied as these disorders are and depend largely on the symptoms you are presenting. If you suspect you have a movement disorder, contact a healthcare professional to diagnose it and determine the next steps.
Why Choose NGPG?
NGPG Neuroscience employs several board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional surgeons, neuropsychiatrists, and other specialists who provide high-quality care and up-to-date treatments through our two outpatient Neurology office locations. For imaging and surgical care, we partner with the Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s expert neurosciences team and state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring our patients access to all the services of a leading hospital alongside our excellent outpatient care.
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