Movement Disorders Center Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to CNSI Movement Disorders Center frequently asked questions.

What are movement disorders?

Movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, Dystonia, spasticity, and ataxia are progressive, neurodegenerative conditions that affect physical movement and function. Symptoms include shaking, tremors, slow movement, or rigidity. People over 60, Caucasians, and men are mostly at risk for Parkinson’s disease, although some as young as 18 can be diagnosed. At the CNSI Movement Disorder Center, we treat children as well as adults.

What causes movement disorders?  

Movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, Dystonia, age disorders, spasticity, and ataxia are, in a small part, genetic. Most cases, however, are believed to be triggered by some environmental factor. Parkinson’s disease has also been linked to some pesticides and other toxic substances.

What are some signs of movement disorders?  

Difficulty of movement, slow movement, tremors, shaking, or rigidity can be signs of a movement disorder. Problems with sleep, speech, or memory can also accompany other symptoms.

How are movement disorders diagnosed?

Understanding your symptoms is key for a doctor when diagnosing a movement disorder. This may include a review of your family and medical history, or a physical examination. Arriving at a specific diagnosis may rely on conducting tests like computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and DaT scans

How are movement disorders treated? 

CNSI’s Movement Disorders Center offers a wide range of treatment options for patients suffering from a variety of movement disorders. Our treatment options include dopamine replacement therapy, botulinum toxin therapy, and deep brain stimulation.

Why should patients choose CNSI’s Movement Disorders Center for their care?

The board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and experienced providers at the Clinical Neuroscience Institute’s Movement Disorders Center are leaders in the region in movement disorders. Our team of skilled physicians and professional staff employ advanced diagnostic tools and comprehensive treatment methods in caring for movement disorders. 

Dr. Feldman is a member of the Parkinson’s Study Group, allowing her to bring clinical research trials to Premier Health. The Parkinson’s Study Group is a small group of elite international movement disorders researchers involved in leading edge research.

The care team at the Clinical Neuroscience Institute’s Movement Disorders Center is dedicated to the multidisciplinary, individualized care of our patients, and committed to helping each one manage his or her condition with professionalism and compassion.