Nearly 40 million Americans live with some form of a movement disorder, from Parkinson’s and dystonia to essential tremor and Tourette syndrome. The term “movement disorder” refers to a group of neurological conditions that causes uncontrollable movements, such as tremors and muscle spasms, or movements that are abnormally slow.
The Ochsner Neuroscience Institute Movement Disorders Program addresses these abnormalities with a wide array of treatments aimed at helping patients improve their stride.
15% to 20% of people with Parkinson's disease have relatives who have or have had the disease.
Ochsner leads the way with state-of-the-art treatment options and services, offering:
- Botox therapy for spasticity, dystonia and blepharospasm
- Deep brain stimulation, a neurosurgical operation that involves the placement of a thin wire into specific areas of the brain, to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia
- Our staff has performed more than 300 deep brain stimulation procedures, improving the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia.
- Continuous infusion (pump) treatment for Parkinson’s Disease
- Interdisciplinary clinic for people with Huntington’s Disease. The Clinic has been named a Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America and is the only such clinic in Louisiana.