The Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Disease Program provides comprehensive, compassionate and timely treatment for patients with movement disorders with some of the top neurologists and neurosurgeons in Long Beach and Orange County. Our experience in treating, researching and teaching about ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders allow us to provide the best care for our patients.
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A patient with tremor experiences involuntary, rhythmic muscle contraction and relaxation (oscillations or twitching) of one or more body parts. It is the most common of all involuntary movements and can affect the hands, arms, eyes, head, vocal chords, trunk and legs.
Dystonia is a neurological condition. People with dystonia – either on its own or as part of another condition – experience sustained or intermittent muscle contractions that cause abnormal postures, unusual repetitive movements, or both.
Patients with chorea have irregular and dance-like, involuntary movements that may have a writhing quality.
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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) may be an effective treatment option for patients with movement disorders; specifically essential tremor, dystonia or Parkinson’s disease, and those whose symptoms are too severe to be controlled with medication.
Parkinson’s not only affects persons with the disease, but also spouses, family, friends and co-workers. For this reason, programs have been developed to offer support to these individuals.
MR-guided Focused Ultrasound is an incisionless treatment for Essential Tremor patients who have not responded to medication. It uses focused sound waves guided by MRI to provide treatment deep in the brain with no incisions or permanent implants.
Located throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, MemorialCare-affiliated physicians are locally and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. We've made it easy to find a quality healthcare provider right in your own backyard.
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