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Movement Disorders

Life-Changing Care for Movement Disorders

If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or any other type of movement disorder, it’s vital to get the right diagnosis and latest treatments.  The Movement Disorders program at The NeuroMedical Center offers a team of board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other specialists who are experts in conditions including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor (ET), and dystonia. The NeuroMedical Center’s Movement Disorder program has received world-wide attention for its dedication to improving the quality of life for each of our patients through expert diagnosis, research-based treatment plans, and the newest diagnostic technologies.  Our patient success stories have been viewed millions of times across the globe!

About Movement Disorders

There are many types of movement disorders, but what they all have in common is that they are complex disorders of the brain that cause difficulties in controlling one’s movements.  The NeuroMedical Center takes a comprehensive approach to the full range of movement disorders including:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tremors

Movement Disorder Treatments

A disorder doesn’t have to be a disabler.  The NeuroMedical Center offers many medical and surgical options to help patients lead active lives.  How a movement disorder is treated will vary depending on the severity and underlying disease causing the symptoms. Treatments may include a combination of oral medications, intrathecal baclofen, intramuscular botox injections, or other conservative therapies.  Surgical intervention for certain movement disorders is recommended on a case-by-case basis.

If your neurologist recommends surgery to treat your movement disorder, The NeuroMedical Center offers Baton Rouge’s first and only Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program for Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.  Our nationally-recognized program was founded in 2007 by neurologist & movement disorder specialist, Dr. Gerald J. Calegan and neurosurgeon, Dr. Paul J. Waguespack.  DBS has since helped hundreds of our patients control their movement disorder symptoms and greatly improve quality of life.

Our Movement Disorder Specialists

Our outstanding movement disorder team consists of  neurologists and neurosurgeons who offer extensive experience in caring for and researching movement disorders.  They work closely with a team of providers from other neurological specialties including neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, and pain management physicians to comprehensively treat your specific condition.

Gerald J. Calegan, M.D.
Movement Disorder Neurologist

B. Glenn Kidder, M.D.
Movement Disorder Neurologist

Rebecca E. Whiddon, M.D.
Movement Disorder Neurologist

Paul J. Waguespack, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

 

Take Control of Your movement Disorder

The NeuroMedical Center remains at the forefront of movement disorder care in Louisiana. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a movement disorder, seek expert care from the region’s most trusted program for movement disorders.  Our specialists will provide the education, treatment, and support needed to help you minimize and manage your movement disorder.

DBS Patient Success Story