Movement and Autonomic Disorders
Patients with suspected a suspected movement disorder receive a detailed clinical evaluation, laboratory testing and imaging as appropriate. If applicable, a comprehensive program of medications and therapies are initiated. Patients are also provided with educational resources, programming, and have access to novel surgical and research treatments. Support group resources for the patient and family are also available.
Patients who are interested in surgical intervention for their Parkinson’s disease are able to receive Deep Brain Stimulation. This surgical procedure allows qualified candidates to have a small electrical generator suppress tremors and improvement movements. Additionally, patients have access to specific support groups and programs. Patients with dystonia, who qualify, may be candidates for botulinum toxin injections to release muscle stiffness.
The movement disorder specialist and movement disorder nurse work closely with primary care providers and therapist to provide care that keeps up with the disease process. In-home therapies may be advocated and we partner with rehabilitation programs specific for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. Patients are able to participate more fully in their lives with an optimized approach.
The following symptoms and disorders are managed in our clinic:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Essential tremor
- Multiple system atrophy
- Progressive supranuclear palsy
- Corticobasal degeneration
- Lewy body dementia
- Huntington’s disease
- Restless legs syndrome
Movement disorders treatments include:
- Optimized medication management using state-of-the-art therapies
- Botulinum toxin for dystonia related to Parkinson's disease
- Deep brain surgery programming management
- Optimized medication regimen for depression, dementia, and sleep related to Parkinson's disease
The Autonomic Center provides evaluation and management of disorders, including Multiple System Atrophy, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, and Autonomic Neuropathy, related to fainting, lightheadedness, or other autonomic disturbance. Our medical team works closely with gastrointestinal, cardiology, psychiatrists, pain physicians, and geneticists as appropriate to provide comprehensive care programs.
Autonomic disorders treatments include:
- Detailed evaluation of autonomic signs and symptoms
- Individualized conservative management plan, including hydration, diet and exercise
- Medication management of autonomic disorders