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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview of Movement D​​isorders

Movement disorders occur when muscles move uncontrollably or don't move when you want them to. The symptoms of a movement disorder largely depend on the type of condition you may have. People may have varying degrees of symptoms associated with the severity of the movement disorder and depending on the type of neurological issue.

We treat a number of movement disorders and conditions, including:

  • Parkinson's disease and related conditions
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Blepharospasm
  • Dystonia​
  • Sialorrhea
  • Spasticity
  • Essential tremor
  • Huntington's disease and other chorea
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Ataxia
  • Tic disorders such as Tourette syndrome

Movement Disorders Trea​​​tment

Baylor Scott & White offers a number of treatment options to provide relief from movement disorders.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of neuromuscular disorder and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Medication
  • Botox injections
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Supportive therapies — physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
  • Surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation

Specialized Centers for Movement D​isorder Care

The Plummer Movement Disorder Center in Temple takes a team approach in treating movement disorders. To schedule a consultation with our movement disorders specialist, see your primary care physician or neurologist for a referral.​​​

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