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Movement Disorders

YouMovement Disorders they correspond to the group of neurological diseases in which alterations in body movements are present, either hindering or limiting voluntary movement, as when there is rigidity or slowness of the limbs or, on the contrary, when there is the appearance of involuntary movements, astremors, choreas, ataxias or dystonias.


They can progress over time, being one of the components of several genetic and hereditary diseases. The diagnosis is almost always clinical, based on the changes found during the physical neurological examination, excluding other disorders that may be associated.


Tremors, such as Parkinson's Disease, atypical parkinsonisms, such asMultiple System Atrophy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Essential Tremor, Choreas, including theHuntington's disease, in addition toAtaxias, Dystonias, Ticsmuscle spasms, such asblepharospasms,  Restless Legs Syndrome are examples of movement disorders.


Any involuntary movement, or any difficulty in carrying out an action, such as slowness in the limbs, muscle stiffness, or postural instability (showing up as falls and imbalances) must be evaluated by the Neurologist.

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