Movement disorders are neurological conditions that cause abnormal movements – either voluntary or involuntary – of various parts of the body. These conditions may also limit or slow down normal movement.
There are many different types of movement disorders, the most common of which include:
- Parkinson’s disease – a chronic and progressive disease caused by the breakdown of brain cells which produce dopamine, an important neurotransmitter for motor function.
- Essential tremor – a chronic condition causing involuntary trembling in the hands and arms, head, voice or legs. It is often associated with movement such as writing or holding and object, and may lessen in a rested state.
Other movement disorders treated at Virtua Neuroscience include:
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Huntington’s Disease
- Restless Leg Syndrome