Moving from one place to another is essential for human beings to fulfill their daily activities. When coordination of the brain and the muscles is lacking, one will experience movement problems. People have been experiencing these problems but are not aware of what they are or how they may be treated. If you are experiencing these problems, don’t worry, as you will get at specialized services at Falls Church movement disorders. Make a call to schedule an appointment with our specialists.
A team of neurologists at Integrated Neurology Services has high expertise at examining and treating these disorders and providing education on how to leave a healthy lifestyle free from these diseases.
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What is Movement Disorders
The brain must complete several processes in communicating with the muscles to make movement possible. Signals are sent from the brain to the muscles which when communication is effective, then the movement begins. There must be continuous communication between the brain and the muscles to maintain continuous movement. The effective transmission of communication helps in maintaining proper coordination, posture, and balance. Where there is ineffective communication, one may experience excess movement or slow movement. This is a neurological syndrome referred to as movement disorder.
There are different types of movement disorders that include:
- Parkinson’s disease
Some of the causes of these disorders include:
- Genetic mutation
- Wrong medications
- Brain or spinal cord damage
- Vascular disease or stroke
- Being exposed to toxic chemicals
It is a genetic disorder that affects movement. The disorder can affect regular movement, making one rely on other people for movement or a wheelchair.
Signs and Symptoms
- Stiff muscles – Body muscles become rigid, making a motion to be limited due to pain
- Shaking – This tremor is experienced in one of the hands or fingers when it is resting
- The slow movement results from stiff muscles; moving around may be slowed down, making easy tasks look complex and time-consuming
- There is a change in the way one speaks, which in most cases becomes slow and soft
- There is a change of regular and automatic movements such as smiling or blinking
Causes of Parkinson Disease
- Genetic mutations from specific cells can result in this disorder
- Being exposed to certain environmental factors or toxins may also lead to Parkinson’s disorder
- Dopamine is a chemical substance that transmits a message from the brain and is produced by specific nerve cells. When these nerve cells die, the result is this disorder
Prevention methods are available, and they include:
- Regular exercises such as aerobics and therapy
- Taking more caffeine and green tea reduces the risk of developing the disorder
These movement disorders vary in their treatment methods as each of the disorders has its symptoms. Our specialists perform some tests at Integrated Neurology Services PLLC to identify the type of disorder the patient is suffering from to create a treatment plan and alleviate the symptoms. To schedule an appointment with our specialists and get the best treatment, please make a call or book through our online platform.