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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Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting more than 1.5 million people in the United States. Clinically, the disease is characterized by a decrease in spontaneous movements, gait difficulty, postural instability, rigidity and tremor.
Patients with chorea have irregular and dance-like, involuntary movements that may have a writhing quality.
Affecting an estimated 10 million Americans, Essential Tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the hands, head and voice, but it can also cause the legs and trunk to shake. ET is often confused with Parkinson’s disease, although it is eight times more common.
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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.
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.
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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