Nerve diseases cause many movement disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease. Other causes include injuries, autoimmune
diseases, infections and certain medicines. Many movement disorders are inherited, which means they run in families.
Treatment varies by disorder. Medicine can cure some disorders. Others get better when an underlying disease is treated.
Often, however, there is no cure. In that case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms and relieve pain.
At UTMB, we treat a range of movement conditions, which are characterized by abnormal motions that can be too slow (hypokinetic) or excessive (hyperkinetic). Common movement disorders include the following: