Movement disorders are neurological conditions that cause an increase or decrease in voluntary or involuntary movement. At Advanced Medical in Brighton Beach (Brooklyn) and Forest Hills (Queens), New York, the highly experienced team uses advanced technology to diagnose and treat movement disorders. The multispecialty practice, including neurologists, physical therapists, and cardiologists, work together to create comprehensive treatment plans. Call the office nearest you today or schedule a consultation online.
Movement disorders refer to neurological conditions that affect how the body moves. The movements are intentional (done on purpose) or unintentional (not under your control). Movement disorders cause the body to move too slowly or too quickly.
There are many types of movement disorders. Some common conditions the Advanced Medical Care team treats include:
Ataxia is a degenerative brain disorder affecting voluntary movements that cause clumsiness, instability, and poor coordination.
Dystonia involves involuntary muscle spasms, causing uncontrollable twisting, repetitive movements, and/or abnormal posturing.
An essential tremor is uncontrollable shaking in the hands or arms that worsens during movement.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder affecting the area of the brain that controls movement. It causes tremors, muscle rigidity, and walking difficulties.
Huntington’s disease is an inherited condition marked by the deterioration of nerve cells in the brain that control voluntary movement.
Spasticity is a movement disorder that causes repetitive muscle contractions. It usually develops following damage to the parts of the brain that control voluntary muscle movement. Spasticity often occurs following a stroke or head injury.
You can expect a patient-centered movement disorder evaluation from the Advanced Medical Care team.
The team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history. They perform a physical and neurological exam and run tests to confirm or rule out a movement disorder type.
Treatment for movement disorders depends on which type you have. The team talks to you about their findings and the available treatments. They offer the most advanced tools and therapies so that you get the best outcome.
Your movement disorder treatment plan can include disease-specific medication, physical therapy, Botox® injections, or a specific procedure like deep brain stimulation or the placement of a neurostimulator.
At Advanced Medical Care, you come first. The team takes the time to listen to your concerns and goals and creates a plan that gives you the best possible outcome.
Call Advanced Medical Care today or book an appointment online to learn more about movement disorders.