Shakiness, stiffness, tremor or other movement disorder symptoms can greatly impair your daily life. Experts at Palo Alto Medical Foundation provide diagnostic services and treatment for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, restless leg syndrome, gait disorders and other movement disorders.
We use comprehensive consultations, imaging tests, laboratory analysis, video analysis and testing to make a disorder diagnosis. With this diagnostic information, your doctor will develop a treatment plan that’s specific to your needs.
Numerous medications can help manage movement disorder symptoms. Specialists at PAMF will work with you to develop the most effective medication plan for your situation. Your doctor will keep you informed about each drug’s potential benefits as well as possible side effects.
Common medication options include:
- Beta-blockers, such as propranolol.
- Anti-seizure medications, such as primidone.
- Dopamine, a neurotransmitter reduced by Parkinson’s disease.
Naturally, your doctor will advise you about eliminating any medications or substances that may make tremors worse, such as certain corticosteroids, some anti-depressants and even stimulants such as caffeine.