About Movement Disorders

Neurosciences

​About movement disorders  

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the quality, ease, fluency and speed of movement. These changes in movement can be excessive or involuntary (hyperkinesia), slow or absent voluntary (hypokinesia) or fragmented (dyskinesia).

The following conditions are associated with movement disorders:

  • Parkinson’s disease – uncontrolled movement, tremor, stiffness

  • Dystonia – lack of movement

  • Ataxia – inability to move smoothly

  • Restless leg syndrome – excess movement of legs due to pain and discomfort

  • Tics – repetitive, uncontrolled contraction of muscles

  • Tourette’s syndrome – repetitive involuntary movements and vocalizations 

Other neurological diseases:

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Seizure disorder

  • Epilepsy

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

  • Guillain-Barré

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • Sleep Apnea

Recommended treatment will depend on the type of neurological condition and its severity.

Common forms of treatment include:

  • Physical therapy

  • Medication 

  • Nerve block injections

  • Surgical repair

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