Conditions We Treat
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality and ease of an individual's movement. A clinical example of a movement disorder characterized by abnormally decreased motor function or mobility (bradykinesia) is Parkinson's disease. Movement disorders associated with increased motor activity (hyperkinesis) include:
Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy and other atypical parkinsonian disorders.
Tremors, dystonia, tics, Tourette syndrome, chorea, Huntington disease, Wilson disease, myoclonus, tardive dyskinesia, Restless legs syndrome, ataxia and spasticity.
Why Choose Baylor Medicine?
Baylor Medicine excels in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease as well as other movement disorders, emphasizing an individualized approach that helps each patient manage their symptoms and optimize their quality of life.
Patients benefit from:
- Comprehensive and multidisciplinary clinical evaluation and treatment
- An expert neurological staff specially trained in the recognition and treatment of movement disorders
- A broad spectrum of treatment options, including conventional and experimental medications, botulinum toxin injections, and neurosurgery
- Collaboration with the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry to address the complex neurobehavioral problems associated with movement disorders
- An emphasis on patient education
- Access to the latest research findings and therapies