Temple offers exceptional resources for caring for people who have movement disorders. The Temple Neurosciences Center offers a host of treatment options, from various therapies to medical and surgical interventions. If you suffer from a movement disorder or a disease or condition that results in a movement disorder, Temple’s physicians, physical therapists and other specialists will collaborate to determine the best treatment program for you.
While they do not often cure movement disorders, medications may help manage many symptoms very effectively. Depending on the disorder, anti-epileptics, anti-seizure medicines, dopamine agonists, and tranquilizers may be effective for helping relieve the effects of movement disorders. Patients with Parkinson’s disease are often prescribed medications to increase the amount of dopamine in the brain.