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The Baylor Neuroscience Center Movement Disorders Center provides full evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with movement disorders.Approximately six million people in the United States experience some form of movement disorder. The center sees a broad range of movement disorders including:
Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease.
There is growing evidence, however, that the basal ganglia system involves other neural connections that regulate nonmovement (nonmotor) functions, resulting in symptoms such as mood disturbance, cognitive impairment, sleep problems, and loss of smell. Advanced Options for Complex ProblemsThe Center is led by a movement disorders specialist (a neurologist who received specialized training in movement disorders); and, believes in a multidisciplinary approach to the management of these complex neurological diseases.
The most common movement disorder is Essential Tremor, followed by Parkinson’s disease. The diagnosis of these diseases is still based on the history and clinical examination, but could include:
Depending on the movement disorder, recommended treatment procedures to address the symptoms may include:
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These debilitating disorders can profoundly affect the lifestyle and emotional health of both patients and families.
The Movement Disorders Center provides several resources to help the patients and their families adapt and adjust to the physical and emotional demands of the disease::
The Movement Disorders Center will be conducting clinical research trials.
The goal of all research studies is to develop effective treatments to manage movement disorders.
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