Movement & Balance
Problems with movement or the motor system can run the gamut from persistent stiffness to life altering degenerative disorders like Parkinson’s Disease. Whether the suffering of these problems is mild or severe, it indicates errors in a human’s ability to move and posture appropriately against the demands of the world in which we live.
These disorders can cause persistent pain and suffering, loss of one’s ability to earn a living, and can accelerate into a process of degeneration which can eventually be life threatening. Are there any answers to these complex Movement Disorders? Functional Neurology may hold the key to solving the suffering of these disorders. In cases of problems with movement, a skilled Functional Neurologist is well trained in how these motor systems function and more importantly, knows how to apply appropriate treatment measures that may very well help to solve the problem.
A comprehensive History and Examination will help the Functional Neurologist to determine the nature of your problem and possible treatment measures. In addition, any other factors that might be affecting these conditions such as diabetes, anemia, inflammation, etc., will be addressed as the neurological systems are dependent on an appropriately functioning biochemical system to operate properly.
- Movement Disorders
- Parkinson's Disease
- Multiple System Atrophy
Problems with balance and vertigo are some of the most disconcerting and dangerous conditions from which an individual can suffer. Not only is the feeling of movement or being off balance frightening, but it can also lead to potential falls that can be both injurious and life threatening.
These conditions can be caused by any number of problem areas within the nervous system and can be generated by any number of outside factors, i.e., trauma, toxicity to infection, toxicity to medications, stress, inactivity, etc. Due to the complexity of these disorders, many individuals suffer with them for a long time without getting any real help.
Functional Neurology may hold the key in helping to identify and treat balance disorders. In cases of problems with balance disorders, a skilled Functional Neurologist will perform a comprehensive history and examination that will help determine where problems may exist that would cause a balance disorder or make it worse. Based on this information, appropriate treatment measures can be developed to treat an individual with a balance disorder.
In addition, any other factors that might be affecting these conditions such as diabetes, anemia, inflammation, etc. will be addressed as the neurological systems are dependent on an appropriately functioning biochemical system to operate properly.
- Balance Disorders
- Fall Prevention