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4 clinics specializing in Neurosurgery providing treatment of Movement disorder Movement disorder refers to a group of neurological conditions characterized by abnormal and involuntary movements or difficulty initiating and controlling voluntary movements. Examples include Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and Huntington's disease.
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  1. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) - per course
    ≈ $97,351
  2. Brain aneurysm repair
    ≈ $20,000
  3. Brain aneurysm clipping
    ≈ $17,575
  4. Microvascular decompression (MVD)
    ≈ $15,082
  5. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
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  6. Brain tumors surgery
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  7. Peripheral nerve repair
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  8. Nerve decompression surgery
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  9. Surgical neurolysis
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Marseille, France
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
The Center Hospitalier de la Timone (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Marseille Timone) is the largest in the PACA region. It is considered by its activity, its read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) - per course
    ≈ $50,742
  2. Brain aneurysm repair
    ≈ $12,669
  3. Brain aneurysm clipping
    ≈ $13,379
  4. Microvascular decompression (MVD)
    ≈ $9,209
  5. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
    ≈ $8,515
  6. Brain tumors surgery
    ≈ $8,902
  7. Peripheral nerve repair
    ≈ $4,210
  8. Nerve decompression surgery
    ≈ $2,742
  9. Surgical neurolysis
    ≈ $936
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Medellín, Colombia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
More than one hundred years of history and medical advances highlight the Hospital San Vicente Fundación in Colombia and Latin America, which, supported by its read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) - per course
    ≈ $20,706
  2. Brain aneurysm repair
    ≈ $5,953
  3. Brain aneurysm clipping
    ≈ $6,148
  4. Microvascular decompression (MVD)
    ≈ $4,037
  5. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
    ≈ $5,723
  6. Brain tumors surgery
    ≈ $5,579
  7. Peripheral nerve repair
    ≈ $2,040
  8. Nerve decompression surgery
    ≈ $2,292
  9. Endoscopic pituitary surgery
    ≈ $4,985
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Lajeado, Brazil
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Bruno Born Hospital is a philanthropic institution, with more than 80 years. It is registered with the National, State and Municipal Councils of Social Assistance read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) - per course
    ≈ $50,742
  2. Brain aneurysm repair
    ≈ $12,669
  3. Brain aneurysm clipping
    ≈ $13,379
  4. Microvascular decompression (MVD)
    ≈ $9,209
  5. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
    ≈ $8,515
  6. Brain tumors surgery
    ≈ $8,902
  7. Peripheral nerve repair
    ≈ $4,210
  8. Nerve decompression surgery
    ≈ $2,742
  9. Surgical neurolysis
    ≈ $936
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Rionegro, Colombia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
he Hospital San Vicente Fundación de Rionegro is a private, non-profit entity, born from the hands and experience of the University Hospital of San Vicente read more

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  3. Microvascular decompression (MVD)
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  4. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
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Mass General has the largest hospital based research program in the U.S. Guided by the needs of our patients, Mass General delivers care grounded in read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Brain aneurysm repair
    ≈ $42,000
  2. Brain aneurysm clipping
    ≈ $67,753
  3. Microvascular decompression (MVD)
    ≈ $40,316
  4. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
    ≈ $66,169
  5. Brain tumors surgery
    ≈ $60,856
  6. Endoscopic pituitary surgery
    ≈ $57,000
  7. Embolization for cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
    ≈ $88,271
  8. Craniotomy
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Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Since opening our doors 88 years ago, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has grown from a small community facility to a 332-bed, not-for-profit hospital. Our read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Brain aneurysm repair
    ≈ $42,000
  2. Brain aneurysm clipping
    ≈ $67,753
  3. Microvascular decompression (MVD)
    ≈ $40,316
  4. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
    ≈ $66,169
  5. Peripheral nerve repair
    ≈ $17,904
  6. Nerve decompression surgery
    ≈ $17,348
  7. Surgical neurolysis
    ≈ $8,778
  8. Epidural block
    ≈ $3,492
  9. Embolization for cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
    ≈ $88,271
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Los Angeles, United States
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
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Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Brain aneurysm repair
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  2. Brain aneurysm clipping
    ≈ $9,809
  3. Microvascular decompression (MVD)
    ≈ $8,400
  4. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection
    ≈ $9,293
  5. Brain tumors surgery
    ≈ $9,427
  6. Peripheral nerve repair
    ≈ $3,375
  7. Nerve decompression surgery
    ≈ $2,863
  8. Endoscopic pituitary surgery
    ≈ $9,235
  9. Embolization for cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
    ≈ $14,075
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Prague, Czech Republic
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
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    ≈ $2,319
  2. Nerve decompression surgery
    $2,835
  3. Surgical neurolysis
    ≈ $961
  4. Epidural block
    ≈ $383
  5. Benign peripheral nerve tumor removal
    ≈ $1,503
  6. Facet joint injection
    ≈ $284
  7. Nerve graft repair
    ≈ $1,577
  8. Brachial plexus surgery
    ≈ $8,576
  9. Facial nerve repair
    ≈ $999
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Budapest, Hungary
Specializations: Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
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Clinic with the highest rating of 4.2 — Hospital Bruno Born in Lajeado, Brazil, clinic with the most reviews number of 742 — Hôpitaux Universitaires de Marseille Timone in Marseille, France.

With rating 4.0 and over — 3 clinics .

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Procedures are likely to be used for Movement disorder treatment: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) - per course .

Comprehensive Overview of Movement Disorders: From Parkinson's Disease to Essential Tremor

Movement Disorders: Unraveling the Complex World of Neurological Conditions

Movement disorders encompass a diverse group of neurological conditions that affect a person's ability to control their voluntary movements. These disorders can manifest in various ways, from tremors and muscle stiffness to involuntary movements and difficulties with balance and coordination. In this comprehensive exploration of movement disorders, we delve into some of the most prominent conditions in this category, including Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Ataxia, and essential tremor.

Introduction

The intricate symphony of movements that humans perform daily, from the simplest tasks like sipping a cup of coffee to the complex choreography of a dance, relies on the precise functioning of the nervous system. When this symphony is disrupted, it gives rise to movement disorders, which can significantly impact a person's quality of life.

Parkinson's Disease: Unmasking the Shaking Palsy

Parkinson's disease, often referred to as "PD," is one of the most well-known movement disorders. Named after Dr. James Parkinson, who first described it in 1817, this chronic and progressive neurological condition affects millions of people worldwide. PD primarily results from the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain, specifically in the substantia nigra region. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in coordinating smooth and controlled movements.

Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

  • Tremors: Involuntary shaking, typically starting in the hands.
  • Bradykinesia: Slowness of movement, making simple tasks time-consuming.
  • Muscle Rigidity: Stiffness of muscles that can lead to pain and limited mobility.
  • Postural Instability: Difficulty maintaining balance, increasing the risk of falls.
  • Non-motor Symptoms: These include depression, sleep disturbances, and cognitive changes.

Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Medications play a pivotal role in the management of Parkinson's disease, with the primary objective being the augmentation of dopamine levels in the brain or the emulation of dopamine's effects. Several medications are commonly employed for this purpose:

  • Levodopa: Levodopa stands as the most efficacious medication for alleviating motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. Typically, it is administered in combination with carbidopa to prevent levodopa's breakdown in the bloodstream before reaching the brain.
  • Dopamine Agonists: These drugs serve to stimulate dopamine receptors within the brain and can be employed either independently or in conjunction with levodopa.
  • COMT Inhibitors: Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors, such as entacapone, function to extend the effectiveness of levodopa by impeding its degradation.
  • MAO-B Inhibitors: Monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitors, exemplified by selegiline and rasagiline, contribute to the elevation of dopamine levels by inhibiting its breakdown.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): When individuals no longer respond effectively to medication or experience motor fluctuations, deep brain stimulation (DBS) may be contemplated as a viable treatment option. This surgical procedure involves the insertion of electrodes into specific brain regions, such as the subthalamic nucleus or globus pallidus. These electrodes are connected to a neurostimulator resembling a pacemaker, which emits electrical signals to regulate abnormal brain activity. DBS has demonstrated the potential to significantly alleviate motor symptoms and enhance overall functionality.

Huntington's Disease: Unraveling the Genetic Puzzle

Huntington's disease, often abbreviated as "HD," is a genetic movement disorder that presents a complex clinical picture. Unlike some other movement disorders, HD is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder, meaning that if a person inherits the mutated gene responsible for HD from one of their parents, they will eventually develop the disease.

Symptoms of Huntington's Disease

  • Chorea: Rapid, involuntary movements that can affect the face, limbs, and trunk.
  • Cognitive Decline: Impaired thinking, reasoning, and memory.
  • Emotional Disturbances: Mood swings, depression, and irritability.
  • Rigidity: Muscle stiffness similar to Parkinson's disease.

Genetic Basis of Huntington's Disease

HD is caused by a mutation in the HTT gene, which leads to the production of abnormal huntingtin protein. This mutated protein accumulates in the brain, causing damage to nerve cells.

Management of Huntington's Disease

While there is no cure for HD, treatment focuses on managing symptoms and improving the patient's quality of life. Medications can help control chorea and manage psychiatric symptoms. Multidisciplinary care teams, including physical and occupational therapists, play a crucial role in providing comprehensive care for HD patients.

Ataxia: The Disorder of Coordination

Ataxia is a movement disorder characterized by a lack of coordination and control over voluntary movements. It can affect various parts of the nervous system, including the cerebellum, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Ataxia can be inherited (hereditary ataxia) or acquired due to other underlying conditions.

Symptoms of Ataxia

  • Gait Disturbances: Unsteady and staggering walking pattern.
  • Limb Incoordination: Difficulty with precise movements, such as picking up objects.
  • Slurred Speech: Difficulty articulating words.
  • Vision and Hearing Problems: Some forms of ataxia can lead to sensory impairments.

Types of Ataxia

There are many different types of ataxia, each with its own underlying causes. Some common forms include spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), Friedreich's ataxia, and episodic ataxia.

Treatment of Ataxia

Management of ataxia varies depending on its underlying cause. For acquired ataxia, addressing the primary condition, such as multiple sclerosis, may improve symptoms. Physical therapy and assistive devices can help individuals with ataxia regain some motor function.

Essential Tremor: The Rhythmic Quiver

Essential tremor (ET) is a common movement disorder characterized by rhythmic shaking or tremors, typically in the hands and arms. Unlike Parkinson's disease, ET tremors occur during both rest and purposeful movement. The exact cause of essential tremor remains elusive, but it often runs in families, suggesting a genetic predisposition.

Symptoms of Essential Tremor

  • Tremors: Involuntary shaking, commonly affecting the hands, head, and voice.
  • Worsening with Movement: Tremors become more pronounced when attempting tasks.
  • Impact on Daily Life: ET can interfere with activities like eating, writing, and speaking.

Treatment of Essential Tremor

While there is no cure for ET, several treatment options can help manage symptoms. Medications such as beta-blockers and anticonvulsants may provide relief. In severe cases, surgical interventions like deep brain stimulation (DBS) can effectively control tremors.

Conclusion

Movement disorders encompass a wide range of conditions, each with its unique characteristics and challenges. While some, like Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, have a known genetic basis, others, like ataxia and essential tremor, present a complex clinical landscape. Understanding the underlying causes, symptoms, and available treatments for these disorders is crucial in providing effective care and improving the quality of life for those affected by them. As researchers continue to unravel the mysteries of the nervous system, hope remains for more targeted therapies and potential cures in the future.

Reviewed by

  • Isabella Gonzalez, MD-PhD