About movement disorders
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the quality, ease, fluency and speed of movement. These changes in movement can be excessive or involuntary (hyperkinesia), slow or absent voluntary (hypokinesia) or fragmented (dyskinesia).
The following conditions are associated with movement disorders:
Parkinson’s disease – uncontrolled movement, tremor, stiffness
Dystonia – lack of movement
Ataxia – inability to move smoothly
Restless leg syndrome – excess movement of legs due to pain and discomfort
Tics – repetitive, uncontrolled contraction of muscles
Tourette’s syndrome – repetitive involuntary movements and vocalizations
Other neurological diseases:
Recommended treatment will depend on the type of neurological condition and its severity.
Common forms of treatment include:
Nerve block injections