Movement disorder

Essential tremors

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Parkinson’s disease treatment

When eighties television star Michael J. Fox announced he had Parkinson’s Disease, the television watching community was in shock. His hit show, Spin City, was still a raging success and Fox, an experienced actor, showed no symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. It is easy to understand the shock of the viewers. After all, the vision in […]

Tardive dyskinesia

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Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a serious and fatal degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. As a result it affects the body movements, speech and other functions. There is no evidence that Parkinson’s disease is related to the genetic makeup of an individual. The disease was first described by James Parkinson and was later named […]

Dystonia disease

Dystonia is an extremely rare disease which causes involuntary muscle contractions. As a result of these muscle contractions, the person affected could have continuously repeated movements or poor and awkward posture. Dystonia disease can cause a lot of pain in some situations and treating the condition may be difficult but it is necessary to live […]

Restless leg syndrome

Remember when you were a kid and your legs used to pain you at night? Many nights each weak spent writhing around in bed, thrashing with restlessness as your legs hurt for no reason. No wounds could be seen, no trauma had been experienced, simply legs that ached relentlessly. If you complained to either of […]

Cervical dystonia

Cervical dystonia is a movement disorder that can cause abnormal postures and involuntary twisting as well as repetitive movements in the head and neck area. It is also known as spasmodic torticollis. This is a very painful condition that causes a lot of discomfort to the person who is inflicted with this disorder. Individuals who […]

Tourette syndrome

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder. The main characteristic of Tourette syndrome is having both motor and vocal tics. This disorder was named after a man named George Gilles de la Tourette who was a French neurologist in the 1800’s. Tourette Syndrome is considered genetic although studies are on-going while researchers try to determine exactly […]

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition that is caused by abnormal brain development or brain damage in one or more parts of the brain that control the muscles and motor activity. This condition is usually diagnosed or seen in infancy or early childhood. Children who have cerebral palsy are more likely to be developmentally delayed and […]