Movement Disorders

The area of movement disorders includes problems such as Tremor, Parkinson's Disease, Parkinsonian Syndromes, Dystonia (including Torticollis, Spasmodic Dysphonia and Blepharospasm), Restless Leg Syndrome, Tic and Tourette Syndrome, Chorea, Spasticity, Tardive Dyskinesia and Myoclonus.

Tremors

An involuntary quivering movement.

Dystonia

Characterized by persistent or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements, postures, or both.

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Huntington's Disease

Causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain engendering chorea and progressive dementia.

Parkinson's Disease

A neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopaminergic neurons.

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Tic and Tourette Syndrome

Beginning in childhood or adolescence, this syndrome is characterized by motor and/or vocal tics.

Tardive Dyskinesia

Characterized by involuntary movements of the face and jaw.

 

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Spasmodic Dysphonia

The muscles that generate a person's voice go into periods of spasms resulting in breaks or interruptions in the voice.

Chorea

Causes involuntary and unpredictable body movements.

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Parkinsonian Syndromes

Characterized by tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Causes an urge to move the legs.

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Myoclonus

Refers to quick and involuntary muscle jerk.