Our Parkinson's Disease care team includes highly experienced professionals in the fields of neurology, psychiatry, nursing, genetics and social work who all work together to establish a treatment plan that addresses the full spectrum of physical, mental and emotional challenges.
Our Huntington’s disease care team includes professionals in neurology, neuropsychiatry, genetic counseling, social work and rehabilitation medicine. Our goal is to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Our goal is to detect and treat Wilson disease as early as possible and help improve patients’ quality of life by working to reduce symptoms and prevent complications, and by providing support and assistance to patients and their families. We achieve this through a comprehensive and tailored approach to the management of Wilson disease that addresses the full spectrum of physical, mental and emotional challenges.
Our movement disorders neurologists provide skilled injection of botulinum toxin for the treatment of a variety of neurological conditions that involve abnormal postures or movements.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
If you have Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or essential tremor and are no longer able to manage your symptoms with medication, your care team can help you decide if DBS may be the right course of treatment for you.
We offer a comprehensive, individualized treatment approach that addresses the many challenges associated with dystonia, including:
- Involuntary movements
- Uncontrollable blinking
- Contractions and muscle tightness
- Face or voice symptoms
Functional Movement Disorders
We seek to restore function and improve independence for patients who have disabling movement disorders not associated with structural damage to the nervous system. Our approach includes motor reprogramming strategies and pairing rehabilitation with cognitive behavioral techniques.
Genetic Testing and Counseling
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with rare movement disorders, and movement disorders caused by or linked to gene mutations.
Palliative care addresses a number of challenges associated with movement disorders, including pain, constipation, weakness, fatigue, depression and cognitive difficulties, and offers a support system to help you live as actively as possible, even with progressive and advanced disease.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
Our movement disorders care team will work with you to help you manage the symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and improve your quality of life. We work toward these goals through personalized treatment plans and therapies designed to ease the full range of physical, emotional and mental challenges associated with PSP.
We use a multidisciplinary approach with expert neurologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers working collaboratively with patients to plan the best care program to reduce tics.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the few Chicago locations offering Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). CBIT is recommended as first line therapy for tic disorders by the Tourette’s Association America.
Movement Disorders Cognitive Behavioral Program
Northwestern Medicine provides comprehensive care for patients whose movement disorders cause cognitive, behavioral and emotional symptoms.