Movement disorders

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that generally develop in the brain. They can result in too much movement, like tremors or involuntary movements, or too little movement. Movement disorders make it difficult to move with speed, smoothness and ease.

Having a movement disorder can make it difficult to work, drive or perform daily activities such as bathing or eating.

What you should know about movement disorders

  •  Movement disorder treatment covers a range of conditions, including:
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Chorea
    • Dystonia
    • Spasticity
    • Essential tremor
    • Huntington's disease
    • Tourette syndrome
    • Any unusual movement
    • Disorders of gait (walking) 
  • Treatment plans for movement disorders vary but often include medications. In certain cases, surgery may be an option.

Why choose Geisinger for your movement disorders?

  • Our treatment team provides you with personalized care and progressive treatments and therapies, including BOTOX┬«, intrathecal baclofen, and deep brain stimulation for involuntary movement management.
  • At Geisinger, movement disorders are treated by a team of specialists that includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, nurse navigators, and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Treatment options

Movement disorders can make even the simplest activities difficult. We offer a range of treatment options, including:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Botox®
  • Intrathecal baclofen
  • Deep brain stimulation

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