Parkinson's disease

and other movement disorders

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Duke neurologists treat the full range of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. As a National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, we are recognized for our research, care and comprehensive services. We offer the latest medications and treatments, as well as comprehensive support services to improve your quality of life.

Effective treatment for movement disorders

If you or someone you know suffers from a movement disorder, our team of caring specialists are here to help. As a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, we offer the latest medications to treat Parkinson’s disease, as well as other movement disorders. We are experts in deep brain stimulation, a procedure that can relieve symptoms by targeting an electric current on specific areas of your brain. It’s a highly effective treatment option for Parkinson’s, disease dystonia and essential tremor.

Treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders requires a full range of support services - from occupational and speech therapy to exercise classes and support groups that provide emotional support from social workers and other Parkinson’s patients. Our support groups and clinical services work together to help you control your symptoms and improve your quality of life, so you can live a life as normal as possible.

Choose Duke for treatment of your movement disorder because we offer:

  • Comprehensive care. We run a comprehensive program for movement disorders with specially trained neurologists and neurosurgeons, social workers, and physical, occupational and speech therapists. We run one of the largest Huntington’s disease clinics in the Southeast.
  • National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. We are recognized for outstanding performance in Parkinson’s research, care and outreach.
  • Latest diagnostic and medical advances. We use the GE DaTscan, the first FDA-approved imaging test for help diagnosing Parkinson’s. Our research ensures we are up-to-date on the newest drugs and therapies available today, while our scientists work to identify even better treatment options.
  • Research leaders. Our scientists have made significant discoveries about the genetics of Parkinson’s, helping us develop more effective and targeted treatments.
  • Clinical trial access. You may be eligible to participate in our clinical trials, which are open to people with early to advanced Parkinson’s disease. We test new therapies that may help relieve your symptoms or slow the progression of the disease.

PARKINSON'S AND OTHER MOVEMENT DISORDERS
Treatments

Our treatment options help relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

PARKINSON'S AND OTHER MOVEMENT DISORDERS
Tests

Doctors typically diagnose movement disorders based on your symptoms, a complete medical history and a physical and neurological exam. We also offer the DaTscan, which is the first FDA-approved imaging test for evaluating Parkinson’s.

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