The Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Disease Program at Orange Coast Medical Center provides comprehensive, compassionate and timely treatment for patients with movement disorders with some of the top neurologists and neurosurgeons in Orange County. Our experience in treating, researching and teaching about ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders allows us to provide the best care for our patients.
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Parkinsonism refers to a group of motor system disorders. The most common type is Parkinson’s disease (PD). Individuals with parkinsonism may have symptoms that include tremor, slowed movement, stiffness and impaired balance.
A person with spasticity feels unusual tightness or stiffness of muscles that results from abnormal muscle tone. Spasticity may occur in multiple sclerosis, a condition when the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system, or in other conditions.
A person with myoclonus experiences sudden, involuntary lightning jerks. Myoclonus may develop in response to various conditions, including prolonged oxygen deprivation to the brain, infection, head or spinal cord injury, stroke or brain tumors.
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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.
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.
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.
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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