Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
At the University of Chicago Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, we understand that effective care is customized to the unique symptoms and needs of each patient. Our neuroscience experts specialize in the treatment and management of complicated and rare movement disorders as well as symptoms of progressive neurodegenerative diseases including:
- Parkinson's disease (PD)
- Cortical basal degeneration (CBD)
- Essential tremor
- Hemifacial spasm
- Huntington's disease (HD)
- Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
- Parkinsonian syndrome
- Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
- Tourette syndrome (TS)
- Rett syndrome
- Wilson's disease
Our physician team uses advanced technology to diagnose neurological disorders that cause impaired or uncontrollable movement. We have demonstrated success in applying treatment techniques to control symptoms, enhancing our patients' quality of life.
Once we confirm the diagnosis, initial treatment often involves finding the correct balance of medications, including botulinum toxin injection if indicated. However, when surgical treatment, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), is needed, our patients are under the care of exceptionally skilled experts.
Also, with access to leading research at the University of Chicago, we're often able to offer new treatments for complex movement disorders when conventional medicine fails.