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Movement disorders refer to a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled or unwanted physical movements. Some of the most common are epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. These conditions and others like them are caused by problems in the nervous system or muscles.
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Signs and symptoms of movement disorders depend on the type of condition and the underlying cause. In general, symptoms may include:
If you or a loved one has symptoms of a movement disorder, a skilled neurologist at one of our Dignity Health Bay Area hospitals can provide a diagnosis and personalized care.
Some movement disorders, such as Huntington’s disease, are inherited from a parent through an abnormal gene, or a gene mutation. Other causes of movement disorders may include nervous system injuries, infections, medications, and autoimmune diseases.
So far, research has helped experts understand more about the following conditions:
Treatment for movement disorders depends on the condition. Our neurologists focus on treating symptoms, such as tremors, and slowing the progression of the disease. The goal of treatment is to improve quality of life through medication, occupational and physical therapy, and surgery. Talk with your doctor to learn more.
Dignity Health hospitals in the Bay Area offer quality care for movement disorders.