Movement Disorders

The Neuroscience Institute at Monmouth Medical Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders and related conditions. We provide compassionate care and state-of-the-art treatments to help patients manage their symptoms and to improve quality of life. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons have vast experience diagnosing and treating all types of movement disorders, including:

Ataxia – Patients who have ataxia experience coordination problems that result from disruption or degeneration in the parts of the nervous system that affect and control movement and balance. Ataxia often affects the fingers, hands, arms, legs and body, as well as speech, and eye movements. Ataxia as a symptom also can be associated with infections, injuries, and other conditions of the central nervous system, such as Multiple Sclerosis.

Dystonia - Dystonia is a muscle contraction that can cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures, causing pain and functional limitation. It can be a symptom of a more serious neurologic disorder which must be correctly diagnosed to be treated properly. Our patients receive specialized care from a multidisciplinary team at The Comprehensive Spasticity and Dystonia Center of Central Jersey.

Essential Tremor — The most common movement disorder, essential tremor is a progressive disorder that may affect the arms, hands, head, voice, tongue and legs. Treatment can include therapy, medication, or surgical, including deep brain stimulation through implantation of a device that interrupts tremor signals within the brain.

Parkinson’s Disease – This progressive neurological disease is caused by the death of neurons in the region of the brain called the substantia nigra, which depletes the supply of the chemical dopamine, a chemical messenger or neurotransmitter. Parkinson's disease symptoms include tremor, stiffness, slowness of movement and incoordination and balance problems. Parkinson’s Disease is highly treatable, and research is uncovering new biological pathways for therapy.

Spasticity – Spasticity is an increase in muscle tone that can cause pain and deformity, and which occurs as a consequence of central nervous system disorders including multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and motor neuron (Lou Gehrig’s) disease. Our patients receive specialized care from a multidisciplinary team at The Comprehensive Spasticity and Dystonia Center of Central Jersey.

For more information, or to make an appointment with an appropriate specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123 or contact us.

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