Shakiness, stiffness, tremor or other movement disorder symptoms can greatly impair your daily life. The neurologists at Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) provide advanced diagnostic services, treatment options and pain management for Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, restless leg syndrome, gait disorders and other movement disorders.
The diagnosis of PD and other movement disorders requires an expert neurologist closely observing your symptoms. At SEBMF, we use comprehensive consultations, imaging tests, laboratory analysis, videotape analysis and testing to make a disorder diagnosis. With a diagnosis, your doctor will develop a treatment plan that’s specific to your needs.
The treatment of PD is complex and requires a team approach, involving doctors from multiple disciplines and support specialists from speech, physical and occupational therapy. Many patients also suffer from chronic pain, so our team includes a doctor who specializes in the treatment of pain caused by neurologic conditions.
Many medications treat Parkinson’s symptoms, although none yet actually reverses the effects of the disease. You may need to take multiple medications—all at different doses and at different times of day. Our expertise is in the art of managing your disease and preventing complications
If your symptoms are not responsive to medications or advanced therapies such as botulinum toxin therapy (Botox), highly trained neurosurgeons offer surgical procedures using the latest devices and technology, such as deep brain stimulation.