Movement disorders refer to a group of neurological conditions that cause abnormal increased movements, which may be voluntary or involuntary. Movement disorders can also cause reduced or slow movements.
At UBMD Neurology, our movement disorder specialists treat a variety of these disorders, including Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, essential tremors, dystonia, ataxia and more.
At the initial appointment, patients are first introduced to the movement disorders team before undergoing an in-depth interview, history and exam with a fellowship-trained movement disorders neurologist.
Following the exam, the team works with the patient to develop a treatment and management plan. UBMD Neurology’s movement disorder specialists work in partnership with UB Neurosurgery (UBNS) for all procedures and surgeries. At our Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, patients receive highly specialized, individualized care from our team. The team consists of two fellowship-trained neurologists and two experienced neurosurgeons.
Each member of the comprehensive movement disorders team is a trained professional with expertise and passion for treating movement disorders. We treat the entire course of the disorders and take pride in the level of care we offer for those at every stage of the diseases.
We offer the most innovative treatment options, and hold the distinction of being the only practice in Western New York to offer deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.
We are also the largest provider of intratheacal baclofen therapy (ITB) for spasticity in the region.
We offer our patients the most current medications for the treatment of movement disorders. Some common treatment options include: