Movement Disorders

What is a Movement Disorder?

A movement disorder refers to neurological conditions that affect a person’s movement abilities. This can include abnormal increased movements that are either voluntary or involuntary, as well as slow or reduced movements.

What Are the Different Types of Movement Disorders?

There are several types of movement disorders. Common movement disorders include:

  • Ataxia
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Chorea
  • Dystonia
  • Functional movement disorder
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Wilson’s disease

What Are the Treatment Options for Movement Disorders?

In most cases, there is no known cure for movement disorders. Treatment for a movement disorder is used to improve symptoms and relieve pain.

Common treatments include medications, clinical trials, occupational and physical therapy and surgical procedures, like deep brain stimulation. If you have a movement disorder, talk to your doctor about the treatment that will work best for you.

No matter what movement disorder you’re faced with, the compassionate staff at Banner Health is here to help.