The Neurology Department at Ogden Clinic serves patients in Utah who are experiencing trouble with movement. Sometimes, parts of the brain and the body’s neural network struggle to function correctly and contribute to movement disorders. One of our neurologists would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your medical history, family history, and your daily routine, in order to diagnose and treat your condition. There are a variety of movement and neurological disorders including, but not limited to:
This condition affects the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain that controls coordinated movement. People with ataxia experience frequent, uncoordinated movements, balance problems, and poor coordination. These sporadic movements affect the legs, arms, fingers, speech, and eyes.
This neurological disorder causes muscles of the body to contract involuntarily, including twisting and repetitive movements. There are two types of dystonia. Generalized dystonia affects the entire body, while focal dystonia only affects one part of the body.
When people have essential tremor they experience involuntary tremors (shaking) in their hands and sometimes, in other parts of the body. This condition is often inherited and affects people later in adulthood. Essential tremor is the most common type of movement disorder.
Huntington’s disease is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder which causes nerve cells in the brain to deteriorate. The symptoms include uncontrolled movements, declined cognitive abilities, and problems with emotional and mental health.
This neurological condition causes people to have spasms of groups of muscles or sudden, erratic movements.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition which is marked by tremors, muscle stiffness, balance problems, and slowed movement. Parkinson’s occurs due to a loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.
This condition usually develops in children and teenagers and causes repetitive movements of the body and vocal tics. Tourette’s can cause people to frequently blink their eyes, shrug their shoulders, or blurt out strange sounds.
If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms, it could point to a more serious underlying health condition. Contact Ogden Clinic in Utah to schedule an appointment with our Neurology Department to diagnose and treat neurological disorders.