Understanding Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders Program has expert neurology specialists and state-of-the-art treatments for common movement disorders, which include:

  • Tremor - A tremor is a rhythmic oscillating movement across a joint that may occur while standing, resting or with movement. It may be seen with a variety of diseases such as essential tremor and Parkinson's disease.
  • Chorea - Chorea is an abnormal chaotic movement that flits from one body part to another without predictability. Disorders such as Huntington's disease and tardive dyskinesia may exhibit chorea.
  • Dystonia - Dystonia describes an abnormal muscle contraction producing a distorted posture or pain. This may be limited to one body part such as the neck in cervical dystonia (torticollis) or generalized in some hereditary dystonias.
  • Myoclonus - Myoclonus is a lightning-like muscle jerk that may occur in a focal body part or in a generalized fashion. It may be associated with metabolic disarray or with significant head trauma. 
  • Tics - Tics are stereotypic non-purposeful movements or sounds. They mostly occur in children and can occur with certain conditions such as Tourette's syndrome.
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