Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

There are multiple subtypes of movement disorder that carry hallmark features that help distinguish them from one another.  Typically, A movement disorder result from poor transition of signal from brain to rest of the body altering the speed, fluency, quality and ease of movement.

Subtypes of movement disorders treated at Premier Neurology and Pain Specialists:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Tic disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Chorea
  • Myoclonus
  • Cerebellar ataxia
  • Gait disorders

Diagnostic Workup:

  • History and Physical Exam
  • Imaging: MRI, Fmri
  • Blood diagnostic work for toxic causes in select cases

Treatment:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Life Style modification
  • Use of gait assistance devices
  • Medications: these are specific to diagnosis
  • Deep Brain Stimulation: this is done in collaboration with Neurosurgery
Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders