Movement Disorders: Akinesia, Chorea, Dystonia, Involuntary Movements, Tourette’s Syndrome, Spasmodic Torticollis
Patients having akathisia won’t be able to keep or sit still at one place and are always fidgety, restless, hop from foot to another or pace about. Akathisia literally means “inability to sit,” and is a type of movement disorder. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment of akathisia.
Basically patient suffering from Akinesia does not have any normal bodily movements. Treatment varies and depends on the underlying medical condition causing akinesia and mostly is similar to treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
There are various conditions, which can result in ataxia, such as stroke, alcohol abuse. Ataxia can also be caused by an inherited defective gene. Treatment depends on the cause of ataxia and comprises of adaptive devices like cane or walkers, which help in maintaining patient’s independence.
Athetosis is a condition where the patient experiences slow, convoluted, involuntary and writhing movements of the hands, fingers, feet and toes. The common cause for Athetosis is lesions or damage in the brain, especially in the corpus striatum of which Athetosis is the symptom. Treatment for athetosis consists of different approaches which include: drugs, surgery and re-training the movements of the patient.
Dystonia can affect a muscle group or only one muscle or the entire body. Women are affected more from Dystonia than men. Treatment for Dystonia comprises of Botox injections, deep brain stimulation, medications etc.
Dystonic tremor is a type of tremor which the patient develops along with or in association with dystonia. Dystonic tremor can also affect the patient’s quality of life and cause tiredness in the patient and feels of isolation in social gatherings. Know the difference between dystonic tremor and essential tremor, symptoms of dystonic tremor, its types, treatment and diagnosis.
Involuntary Movements in body refers to a condition in which an individual does not have control over movements of the parts of the body. Know its causes, symptoms, treatment.
Myoclonus is a medical condition where a person experiences rapid, involuntary muscle jerks. Know its causes, symptoms, treatment.
Parkinson's disease occurs as result of gradual degeneration and death of certain neurons or nerve cells. Know its causes, symptoms, treatment.
Spasmodic torticollis, also known as cervical dystonia, is a rare medical condition in which there is involuntary contraction of the muscles in the neck causing pain and twisting/ turning of the head to one side. Know its causes, symptoms,treatment.
St. Vitus' Dance or Sydenham Chorea is found more in girls more than boys and is known to develop between the ages of 5 and 15. Know its causes, symptoms, treatment.
In tardive dystonia, the characteristic symptom experienced by the patient is involuntary contractions of the muscles, contorted movements of the body and awkward postures. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment for Tardive Dystonia.
The exact cause of tic disorder is not known. Some of the tic disorders include chronic motor or vocal tic disorder, transient tic disorder and Tourette’s syndrome. Tic disorders can be often managed with treatment and changes in lifestyle.
Tourette's syndrome has been connected to different regions of the brain, which also includes an area known as the basal ganglia, which is responsible for controlling body movements. Know its causes, symptoms, treatment.
Cervical dystonia or spasmodic torticollis does not have any medical treatment. There is however a process of natural treatments carried on for supporting proper muscle function and support nerves. Natural treatments help in the proper regulation of cervical dystonia or spasmodic torticollis. Also learn about the exercises for Cervical dystonia or spasmodic torticollis.