Evaluation and Testing

Evaluation and Testing

A neurologist who specializes in movement disorders will begin your assessment to determine the cause, severity and progression of the disease.

Diagnostic testing

The movement disorders neurologist will assess and review your medical history and the results of any previous tests. He or she will evaluate your movement, sensation and balance, and also observe the way you walk.

Depending on your age and symptoms, the neurologist may request additional tests, such as:

  • MRI
  • CT and/or PET scan
  • EEG (electroencephalogram)
  • Laboratory testing
  • Spinal fluid analysis
  • Neuropsychological evaluation

The results of these tests help “fine tune” the diagnosis.

A neurosurgeon may also be consulted to determine whether surgical options, along with other types of treatment, might produce the best possible results for you.

Contact Information

Movement Disorders
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-5331
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Need a second opinion?

Call 206-320-3551 to make an appointment now.

For Patients and Families

Ongoing classes and programs for patients with movement disorders, their caregivers or family members.

Yoga for Parkinson's Patients

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Special Event: Parkinson's Disease Educational Forum


How you can help

Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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