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Our Leading Movement Disorder Doctors on Long Island, New York
Brian J. Snyder, M.D., is the first doctor on Long Island to implant the revolutionary NeuroPace® RNS® System. The Food & Drug Administration approved the device for treatment to normalize brain activity and control seizures in patients with intractable epilepsy. Dr. Snyder specializes in the treatment of movement disorders.
Video with Brian J. Snyder, M.D., Discussing Treatment of Movement Disorders
Movement Disorder Conditions We Treat
At NSPC, our movement disorder specialists treat a range of disorders with the most current techniques available.
- Dystonia – uncontrolled movements and protracted muscle contractions, repeated movements and twists.
- Essential Tremor – the most common kind of movement disorder with tremors, generally in the face, neck, and head.
- Parkinson’s disease
Our advanced diagnostic tools and sophisticated surgical techniques along with our expert physicians help you get the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment options for your movement disorder.
Patient Testimonial for Life Changing Epilepsy Surgery
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Advanced Movement Disorder Treatments on Long Island, NY
Treatment for movement disorders often consists of a combination of medication such as muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. When medication and other therapies fail to provide relief, surgical treatment may be the best option. A number of surgical treatment options for movement disorders are available, depending on the type of movement disorder you are experiencing.
Our neurosurgeons are top doctors in the New York area medical community, with appointments as chiefs of neurosurgery in some of the region’s best hospitals. Our neurosurgeons offer these and other revolutionary treatment options for movement disorders.
- Deep Brain Stimulation This neuromodulation treatment involves implanting a very small electrode that produces electrical pulses to restrict involuntary movements.
- Intrathecal Baclofen Pump This device manages the baclofen dosage with a programmed injection of medicine into the spinal fluid to limit a patient’s spasticity.
- Non-invasive Radiosurgery for Movement Disorders This non-invasive procedure is a procedure without incisions or blood loss that uses super-focused radiation to target the brain cells that cause the tremors.
If you haven’t found relief with other medical therapies, these or other innovative technologies can offer you safe alternatives with life-changing results. Talk with one of our specialists — and find out what our experts can do for you.
Diagnosis of Movement Disorders
As with any condition, your physician will need to learn about your medical history, current and past treatment programs and symptoms. A movement disorder diagnosis will also involve both a physical exam along with diagnostic tests such as brain imaging and blood work.
An electromyography (EMG) records a muscle’s electrical activity by using tiny electrodes to transmit the motor neuron signals that cause muscles to contract.
Clinical neuropsychologists have specialized knowledge in both psychology and neurology. Their expertise is often applied to diagnosing and treating conditions relating to the brain and behavior.
Causes and Symptoms of Movement Disorders
The cause of movement disorders depends, in part, on the specific condition, although for some disorders the causes remain unknown. Nerve and autoimmune diseases, infections, antipsychotic drugs and other damage to the brain (such as the basal ganglia, thalamus, and cerebellum), spinal cord and nerves along with heredity and environmental factors often contribute to a movement disorder. A person with a movement disorder may experience some of the symptoms below:
- Balance issues (possible history of falls)
- Facial tics or twitches
- Tremors (Uncontrollable shaking)
- Disjointed or jerky movements
- Excessively slow movements
- Involuntary muscle contractions
- Involuntary movements in arms or legs
- Walking problems (shuffling or unsteady gait)
- Repetitive movements
- Abnormal posture and positions
Convenient Locations in the Long Island, New York area
Leading-edge neurosurgeries have provided patients safer symptom relief for many neurological disorders such as epilepsy, dystonia, essential tremor, spasticity, and Parkinson’s disease. Our Long Island doctors give you world-class care with state-of-the-art neurosurgery, so you can benefit from the latest treatments for your movement disorder.