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Movement Disorders

Movement disorders have become a genuine concern as these affect ease or speed of movement and routine fluency. Most of them are caused due to faulty genes. The most affected areas are the thalamus, ganglia, and globus palladium, which are deep in your brain. 

Movement Disorders Types

We evaluate different movement disorders, including:

Ataxia

It is a generative disorder that affects the brain stem, brain, and spinal cord. In Ataxia, movements do not appear smooth as they are jerky or disjointed. This may result in inaccuracy, clumsiness, tremor, instability, and lack of coordination when conducting voluntary movements. This may also impact eye movement and speech. 

Dystonia 

Dystonia results from abnormal functionality of the deep brain part, basal ganglia responsible for movement and control coordination. These parts of the brain control fluidity and speed of movement and check on unwanted activities. This occurs due to neurological disorders due to involuntary muscle spasms. Dystonia patients might experience abnormal positions or postures, repetitive motions, and uncontrolled twisting. As per the severity, the condition might be disabling. 

Essential tremor 

People suffering from this problem may experience trembling or shaking that might worsen even basic movements. These are more common in people above 65 years of age. If these tremors are severe, then we also recommend surgery. 

Spasticity 

This disorder is associated with muscle contractions by causing tightness or stiffness. It may interfere with walking, speech, and movement. It is generally caused due to damage in a brain portion or spinal cord that controls voluntary movement. It might also result from multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, and brain damage due to lack of oxygen. 

Huntington disease 

This is a fatal, degenerative and progressive disease that is caused due to particular brain nerve cell deterioration. There is no permanent cure for this disease, so we help patients with preventive medications and reduce the symptoms. 

Parkinson's disease 

It is also a progressive disorder due to nerve cell degeneration in the brain called substantia nigra, which is responsible for controlling movements. These nerve cells get impaired or die while losing the ability to produce a crucial chemical called dopamine. Like other movement disorders, it also causes varied common symptoms such as limb stiffness, muscle rigidity, tremors, smooth movement loss, voice change, and deteriorated facial expression. 

Rett syndrome

In this progressive neurological disorder, we can notice symptoms like the repetitive movement of hands, less muscle tone, autistic behavior, head growth, and delay in brain activity. The first symptom is always muscle tone loss. 

Evaluation and diagnosis conducted by our healthcare providers

Our doctors listen to you and compile the symptoms. Then, doctors move on to comprehensive physical examination and recommend required diagnostic tests. Once all the tests are done, we map out a plan to support your care and treatment. Once our specialists know your diagnosis, it is time to share everything you need to know, including treatment options. 

When our doctors outline therapy for movement disorders, they suggest it according to the diagnosis and type of disease. 

There are many cases where a complete cure is impossible, so we minimize the symptoms and relieve pain. In progressive and severe cases, the ability of a patient to speak and move is badly impaired. Here, we need your attention to go through the things that we may suggest:

  • Occupational and physical therapy to restore or maintain your ability to control movements. 

  • Injections help prevent muscle contractions

  • Drug therapies are offered to avoid and control the symptoms

  • Surgical treatment or deep brain stimulation option stimulates your brain areas to control movements. 

Why CARE Hospitals for movement disorders treatment? 

Our compassionate and thorough care will help patients gain comfort and feel relief during the treatment. Make an appointment with us today to avail yourself of the multispecialty approach and manage your movement disorders for today as well as for the future. 

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