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  • Movement Disorders

    At Mount Sinai West, our expert neurologists and neurosurgeons have a deep understanding of movement disorders, and work with their patients to find the treatment plan best suited for their specific needs.

    Understanding Movement Disorders

    Movement disorders are a group of neurological conditions that cause abnormal, often involuntary movements, or slow, reduced movements, and that often progress in severity over time. Mount Sinai West’s cutting-edge treatment approaches consider neurological and medical management, as well as neurosurgical procedures such as deep brain stimulation, to ease the severity of symptoms.

    Common Types of Movement Disorders

    Parkinson’s disease. Caused primarily by the loss of brain cells that produce an important chemical called dopamine, symptoms include slowness, tremors, stiffness, and balance problems. 

    Essential tremor. A rhythmic shaking, most often in the hands, but sometimes affecting the head, voice, arms, or legs.

    Dystonia. When the muscles contract and spasm involuntarily, forcing the body into repetitive and often twisting movements, as well as awkward, irregular, and painful postures.

    We work very closely with Susan B. Bressman, MD, Chair of the Mirken Department of Neurology and Division Chief of Movement Disorders at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, to ensure that each patient receives the appropriate post-operative care.


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