Movement Disorders

Movement disorders can be caused by a number of diseases, including: Ataxia; Dystonia; Essential Tremor; Huntington's disease; Multiple System Atrophy; Myoclonus; Parkinson's disease; Progressive Supranuclear Palsy; Rett Syndrome; Secondary parkinsonism; Spasticity; Tardive Dyskinesia, Tourette Syndrome and Wilson's disease.

A person with a movement disorder may not be able to walk normally or get up from a chair. Additionally, he/she may not be able to stop moving his/her body. There are a variety of treatments available for movement disorders. Medicine can totally cure some disorders. In many cases, there is no cure, but treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce pain.

Sources: http://www.aans.org
http://www.nlm.nih.gov