DISORDERS & TREATMENT

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Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement. Abnormal fluency or speed of movement (dyskinesia) may involve excessive or involuntary movement (hyperkinesia) or slowed or absent voluntary movement (hypokinesia). At Wallace-Kettering Neuroscience Institute, Neuroscience Teams specializing in movement disorders create individualized care and treatment plans for patients and families that concentrate on combating the disorder and lessening the frequency and severity of the symptoms.

Movement disorders include the following conditions:

  • Ataxia (lack of coordination, often producing jerky movements)
  • Dystonia (causes involuntary movement and prolonged muscle contraction)
  • Huntington's disease
  • Multiple system atrophies (e.g., Shy-Drager syndrome)
  • Myoclonus (rapid, brief, irregular movement)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Restless leg syndrome (RSD) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
  • Tics (involuntary muscle contractions)
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Tremor (e.g., essential tremor, resting tremor)
  • Wilson disease