The Swedish movement disorder specialists treat adults and children with many different types of movement disorders, such as:
- Essential tremor
- Huntington’s disease and other disease with Chorea
- Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism
- Restless leg syndrome
- Tourette syndrome/ motor tics
- Wilson’s disease
Dystonia is a condition of the central nervous system that causes involuntary muscle contractions. These movements often cause muscle tension, pulling, twisting and contortion of the arms, legs, head and neck, and/or face. Dystonia has many different causes and can affect both children and adults.
Essential tremor is the most common type of movement disorder. It is more common as we age, and also may be inherited.
Symptoms of essential tremor may include rhythmic oscillations of your arms, hands, head or trunk, and possibly voice quivering, usually occurs with action and movement, rather than when you are at rest.
Parkinson’s disease is a type of neurological disorder. It develops when the dopamine-producing brain cells no longer manufacture this important substance, which promotes normal brain function.
Symptoms may include tremor, stiffness, slowness and balance problems.
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Seattle, WA 98122
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