Nearly one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease. It usually strikes people over age 50, robbing them of their motor skills and leaving them with stiffness, muscle tremors, rigid movement, a slow and shuffling gait, and difficulties maintaining balance. Patients can also lose their facial movements and ability to speak.
The Movement Disorders Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center is a large, tertiary referral center that provides patients with the most advanced treatments available for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Our extensive Parkinson’s disease treatment and examination facilities include an advanced neurophysiology lab with state-of-the-art autonomic testing, which can be useful in diagnosing certain forms of Parkinsonism.
Your doctor can diagnose Parkinson’s and other movement disorders through a physical exam. Other tests can help the doctor pinpoint the diagnosis.
Some of the other movement conditions we diagnose and treat include:
- Huntington’s disease
- Tic disorders
- Tremor disorders
- Other movement disorders