Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, tremors, and dystonia can disrupt your life or at the very least cause frequent discomfort. Devanshi Gupta, MD, FAAN, FAANEM, of North Texas Neurology & Neuropathy in Allen, Texas, specializes in neurology and several other subspecialties of Neurology. She and her compassionate team offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options in a patient-centered environment. Call or request an appointment online to learn more.
The term “movement disorder” refers to a variety of neurological conditions or diseases that cause abnormal, increased movements of different parts of your body. These excessive movements may be voluntary or involuntary. Movement disorders may also reduce or slow movements in some areas of your body.
The most common movement disorders include:
In many cases, movement disorders are inherited genetically. In other cases, you may develop a movement disorder after a physical injury that caused extensive pain or nerve damage. For some adults who develop movement disorders, the neurological issues accompany chronic pain syndromes.
You may also be at risk for one of these neurological conditions if you:
The treatment for these neurological conditions depends on your specific cause and type of movement disorder.Dr. Gupta focuses her treatment on minimizing your symptoms and improving your overall quality of life.
Your treatment plan may include medications and therapies, as well as lifestyle changes. Often, a multidisciplinary approach to neurological disorders is an effective way to manage them.
To learn more about managing movement disorders, call or schedule a consultation online.