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  MedlinePlus: Movement Disorders
The primary NIH organization for research on Movement Disorders is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Dyskinesia is a common symptom of many movement disorders.
Many movement disorders are inherited, which means they run in families.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/movementdisorders.html   (336 words)

  Movement disorders - Definition, Description
Movement disorders describe a variety of abnormal movements of the body that have a neurological basis.
Movement disorders are sometimes referred to by medical professionals as extrapyramidal diseases because this class of disorders is distinct from the disorders caused by disorders of the pyramidal region of the brain.
Researchers have determined that movement disorders are caused by diseases in various parts of the brain, including the substantia nigra, the subthalamic nucleus, the globus pallidus, the striatum, and the basal ganglia.
www.minddisorders.com /Kau-Nu/Movement-disorders.html   (0 words)

 The Parkinson's Institute Movement Disorders
"Movement disorders," include a variety of neurological conditions that are, in general, caused by dysfunction in a specific region of the brain called the basal ganglia.
Movement disorders in general are not well known to the average individual, but they are very common, especially in the elderly.
Movement disorders is a relatively recent subspecialty of neurology and involves the study and medical management of diseases such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Huntington's disease and a variety of other conditions that manifest abnormalities of movement.
www.parkinsonsinstitute.org /movement_disorders/index.html   (0 words)

 Movement Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Reflex epilepsies are in the differential diagnosis of the paroxysmal choreoathetotic disorders and startle disease.
Periodic movements of sleep, which are repetitive, stereotyped movements of one or both lower limbs such as hip and knee flexion recurring every 30 seconds for up to hours may simulate epilepsyt that often occurs at night.
Shivering or shuddering movements, typically with flexion of the trunk, head, elbows, and knees with adduction of the knees and elbows in infancy and early childhood.
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 Medical College Movement Disorders Program:
“Our goal is to help patients maintain a normal life.”
Movement disorders can run the gamut from mild to disabling, but they are all based in the delicate balance that exists between the complex mechanisms of the nervous system and the motor system it controls.
Movement disorders are defined both by clinical presentation — the symptoms of the patient — and by physical pathology, the study of changes in the brain’s structures and functions.
Movement disorders are more prevalent among older adults, and we can expect to see the number of people with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and other movement disorders increase in the coming years as the US population continues to age.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/1013180914.html   (1994 words)

 Movement disorders Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Movement disorders are a group of diseases and syndromes affecting the ability to produce and control movement.
Movement is produced and coordinated by several interacting brain centers, including the motor cortex, the cerebellum, and a group of structures in the inner portions of the brain called the basal ganglia.
Movement of the right arm is begun by the left motor cortex, which generates a large volley of signals to the involved muscles.
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 NeurosurgeryToday.org | What is Neurosurgery | Patient Education Materials | movement disorders
Movements are not smooth and may appear disjointed or jerky.
Jerky movements usually have a regular rhythm and may be limited to one muscle or muscle group (focal) or several different muscle groups (multifocal).
This disorder evidences itself most often between the ages of 6 and 15, but may occur as early as age 2, or as late as age 20.
www.neurosurgerytoday.org /what/patient_e/movement_disorders.asp   (0 words)

 Movement Disorders
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, quality, and ease of movement.
Hypokinetic movement disorders are characterized by lack of movement.
Dyskinesias are involuntary movements that can occur as a side effect of medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease.
www.leadingtheadvance.com /disorders.html   (237 words)

 Movement disorders
There is considerable overlap in the appearances of the various disorders of excessive movement, and dystonia, athetosis, chorea and hemiballismus merge into one another, when attempting to describe the clinical manifestations of a movement disorder.
Periodic Leg Movements of Sleep: this is one cause of excess daytime sleepiness since recurrent jerks of the legs during sleep wake the patient (and usually the spouse).
Commonest tic disorder is "transient tic of childhood".
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 eMedicine - Movement Disorders in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities : Article Excerpt by: Norberto Alvarez, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Movement disorders almost always are associated with the biomedical category.
However, some movement disorders might be seen in children in whom delay is related mostly to social deprivation.
Although several genetic and metabolic disorders are associated with movement disorders and mental retardation, most instances of movement disorder are the result of a static brain injury, which is a consequence of prenatal, perinatal, or early postnatal factors.
www.emedicine.com /neuro/byname/movement-disorders-in-individuals-with-developmental-disabilities.htm   (598 words)

Movement disorders are common problems in the Canadian population.
Movement disorders can be divided into disorders of too much movement ("Hyperkinetic") and disorders of too little movement ("Hypokinetic").
A stereotypic or patterned movement that is frequently preceeded by an urge to need to move, transient suppressibility, and post movement relief.
www.cmdg.org /movement_.htm   (0 words)

 Movement Disorders Information on Healthline
Movement disorders are a group of neurological diseases and syndromes that involve the motor and movement systems' ability to produce and control movement.
Movement is produced and coordinated by several interacting brain centers, including the motor cortex, the cerebellum, and a group of structures in the inner potions of the brain called the basal ganglia.
To understand how movement disorders occur, it is helpful to consider a normal volunteer movements, such as reaching to touch a nearby object with the right index finger.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/movement-disorders-4   (0 words)

 Movement Disorders (including Tics, Tourette's, Dystonia) - neurologychannel
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement.
Wilson disease (inherited disorder that causes neurological and psychiatric symptoms and liver disease)
Movement disorders occur as a result of damage or disease in a region located at the base of the brain (basal ganglia).
www.neurologychannel.com /movementdisorders   (394 words)

 THE MERCK MANUAL OF GERIATRICS, Ch. 46, Movement Disorders
Movement disorders result in abnormal movement, either decreased movement (hypokinesia) or in excessive, abnormal, involuntary movements (hyperkinesias).
Most movement disorders are caused by abnormalities in extrapyramidal structures (basal ganglia and substantia nigra), in the cerebellum, or in connecting pathways.
Movement disorders are sometimes referred to as extrapyramidal disorders.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mm_geriatrics/sec6/ch46.jsp   (0 words)

 Kneelsit - Balance and Movement relieve lower back pain
If this movement is lacking our discs will gradually lose their elasticity as the cells begin to die off - literally from starvation - starting from the centre and gradually working outwards.
The awareness of posture, movement and changes in equilibrium derived from receptors of your muscles, joints, tendons and vestibular apparatus.
The gentle back and forth movement of your body which occurs naturally when using the kneel-sit stimulates the tiny cilia lining the tubes of your vestibular apparatus (balance mechanism of the inner ear) to help keep you alert.
www.kneelsit.com /balance-movement.html   (679 words)

 Neuropsychiatric Dimensions of Movement Disorders in Sleep
Abnormal movements that are present during the day, such as the motor disturbance of PD or TS, are usually quiescent during sleep, while those occurring primarily in sleep (eg, nocturnal epilepsies, parasomnias, restless legs syndrome [RLS], periodic limb movements of sleep [PLMS]) rarely intrude into awake periods.
These movements primarily occur in the lower limbs and are classically described as phasic extensions of the big toe and dorsiflexion at the ankle, occurring with a periodicity of 20 to 40 seconds.
Narcolepsy is a rare disorder, with a prevalence of between 0.02% and 0.18% of the population.
www.psychiatrictimes.com /showArticle.jhtml?articleID=186700525   (2268 words)

 Movement Disorders | AHealthyMe.com
Some movement disorders, including Huntington's disease and inherited ataxias, are caused by inherited genetic defects.
Video recording of the abnormal movement is often used to analyze movement patterns and to track progress of the disorder and its treatment.
A movement disorder caused by a permanent brain defect or injury present at birth or shortly after.
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 YouTube - WE MOVE - Movement Disorders Mime Video
The Movement Disorders Mime Video was created by WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders, www.wemove.org) for the Life in Motion Movement Disorders Awareness Campaign (www.life-in-motion.org) in order to visually portray the symptoms of movement disorders and how these symptoms can disrupt a person's everyday life.
The mime conveys the frustrations often felt by those challenged with a movement disorder and, through his expressive performance, depicts more effectively than words often can the communication barrier that makes it difficult for many patients to obtain timely, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
Movement dystonia Blepharospasm Spasmodic dysphonia legs Parkinson's Tremor Spasticity supranuclear palsy atrophy
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 Movement Disorders - Huntingtons, Parkinsons, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, etc
The CNI Movement Disorder Center is a designated Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence and a research center for the Huntington's Study Group.
The CNI Movement Disorder Center provides special expertise in the treatment of dystonia and is an active participant with the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF).
The CNI Movement Disorders Center is involved with the national Tourette Syndrome Study Group and a variety of research projects.
www.thecni.org /movementdisorders/disorders.htm   (0 words)

 The area of movement disorders includes problems such as tremor
The area of movement disorders includes problems such as tremor, Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonian syndromes, dystonia (including torticollis, spasmodic dysphonia and blepharospasm), restless leg syndrome, tic and Tourette syndrome, chorea, spasticity and tardive dyskinesia.
There are other neurological disorders that bear some resemblance to Parkinson's disease in the symptoms they produce, but on closer examination are distinct from Parkinson's disease on a clinical basis, as well as in the brain changes found.
It is characterized primarily by sensory symptoms and a movement disorder.
www.pmdi.org /movement.htm   (1342 words)

 multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, deep brain stimulation
A movement disorder can be defined as any disease or injury that interferes with a person's movement.
However, movement disorders typically refer to conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor or tremor due to problems with a part of the brain called the cerebellum.
A movement disorders expert is someone who has trained specifically in movement disorders (such as through a fellowship) or who has done research in or published articles about movement disorders.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/0900/0953.asp   (0 words)

 Types of Movement Disorders
The four primary symptoms of PD are: (1) tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; (2) rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; (3) bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and (4) postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination.
Tardive dyskinesia is characterized by repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements.
This disorder is often referred to as “water on the brain” by the general public.
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 Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) & Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) - SleepChannel
Periodic limb movement was formally described first in the 1950s, and, by the 1970s, it was listed as a potential cause of insomnia.
The condition is characterized by behavior ranging from shallow, continual movement of the ankle or toes, to wild and strenuous kicking and flailing of the legs and arms.
Movements typically occur for 0.5 to 10 seconds, in intervals separated by five to 90 seconds.
www.sleepdisorderchannel.net /rls   (538 words)

 U of L Neurology/ Speciality Divisions/ Movement Disorders
The Movement disorders program is dedicated to providing the best diagnostic, therapeutic, palliative, and supportive care to patients with movement disorders, cognitive deficits, and neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian disorders, dystonia and complex movement disorders.
She is currently directing studies to identify biologic markers, and symptomatic and biologic therapies to slow the course of neurodegenerative disorders and has received a 3.5 million NIH award to study the genetic and environmental factors of PSP, the most frequent atypical parkinsonian disorder.
She was trained as a fellow in Movement Disorders at the Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons where she participated in research and clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease, tremors and botulinum toxin injections.
www.louisville.edu /medschool/neuro/academics/divisions/mov_dis.html   (0 words)

 Dystonias Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.
The movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, may affect a single muscle; a group of muscles such as those in the arms, legs, or neck; or the entire body.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a unit of the Federal Government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the agency with primary responsibility for brain and neuromuscular research.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/dystonias/detail_dystonias.htm   (0 words)

 :: Movement Disorders ::   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Movement disorders are comprised of a variety of conditions resulting in abnormalities in the motor system.
The goal of the Movement Disorder Program is to assist primary care physicians and neurologists in maximizing the quality of life of their patients and patients' families.
Her team is making major contributions in elucidating the anatomical and molecular circuitry of the basal ganglia in normal motor control and in movement disorders.
www.neurology.ucla.edu /movement.htm   (439 words)

 SCMC: Movement Disorders Program
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that cause abnormal and involuntary uncontrolled movements of the arms, hands, head, neck and legs.
Most movement disorders are associated with changes in an area of the brain called the basal ganglia.
Serving as Co-Medical Directors of the Movement Disorders Program at South Coast Medical Center are neurologist Kenneth Martinez, M.D., and neurosurgeon Christopher Duma, M.D. As a neurologist, Ken Martinez, M.D. plays a vital role in the patient’s overall care, including diagnosis of the movement disorder and medication management.
www.southcoastmedcenter.com /content/services/movement/index.asp   (0 words)

 Movement Disorders | Principal Health News
Disorders of the cerebellum may also impair the ability to judge distance so that a person under- or over-reaches the target (dysmetria).
Inability to begin a movement or involuntary stopping of a movement before it is completed.
Video recording of the abnormal movement is often used to analyze movement patterns and to track progress of the disorder and its treatment.
www.principalhealthnews.com /topic/topic100587161;jsessionid=L5GXFNDAX3UUGCTYAEPENAQ   (2076 words)

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