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Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders

About Movement Disorders

Movement disorders cause difficulties such as tremors, spastic movements, and falls. At Riverhills Neuroscience, the elite neurology specialists offer complete care for movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease and dystonia from three Cincinnati, Ohio, area offices in Norwood, Westside, and Anderson, as well as an office in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Call the office nearest you or click on the online contact form now.

Movement Disorders Q&A

What are movement disorders?

Movement disorders are a group of neurological diseases that cause problems such as tremors, balance issues, or jerky movements. While movement disorders vary widely in terms of their effects, all movement disorders can disrupt everyday function and make life difficult. 

What are the most common movement disorders? 

There are many movement disorders, with two of the most commonly treated at Riverhills Neuroscience: 

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive disease that affects the part of the brain that controls motor function. It causes tremors, muscle rigidity, balance issues, slowed movement, and issues like a shuffling gait.

People with Parkinson’s may also experience non-movement issues like cognitive decline. Parkinson’s disease risk rises with age, although a small percentage of patients are diagnosed before age 50.


Dystonia is a movement disorder in which involuntary muscle contractions cause problems such as slow repetitive movements, uncontrollable twisting, and unusual postures. The disorder affects the parts of the brain that dictate movement speed and fluidity. 

The affected areas can vary with dystonia, from one muscle to many muscles throughout the body. Depending on the specific area affected, dystonia can range from disruptive to completely debilitating.

There are many other movement disorders, including essential tremor, ataxia, myoclonus, Huntington’s disease, and tardive dyskinesia. Riverhills Neuroscience specializes in movement disorders of all types. 

What is the best treatment approach for movement disorders?

Riverhills Neuroscience is known as a one-stop shop for movement disorders because its specialists come from many disciplines, including neurology, behavioral medicine, neurosurgery, interventional pain management, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. 

People with movement disorders often need expert care from across several disciplines to manage their disease in the best way possible. 

Each patient gets a well-rounded treatment plan tailored to their needs, which often includes medication, physical medicine, pain management, and psychiatric support. 

Riverhills Neuroscience is also a leader in clinical research studies. Whenever possible, they enroll patients in clinical studies to give them early access to groundbreaking new treatments for movement disorders.

It takes a committed team to manage movement disorders and improve lives, and that’s exactly what Riverhills Neuroscience provides: A one-stop resource for all your movement disorder care. Call the office nearest you or click the online contact form to request more information about movement disorder care now.