Treatment of tremor and dystonia

Christopher G. Goetz, Stacy S. Horn

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Treatment of movement disorders has expanded beyond traditional therapies with oral medications to include injection of drugs like botulinum toxin and the use of surgical interventions in cases that do not respond to medical therapy. This article provides an overview to the diagnosis and treatment of tremor and dystonia. The distinguishing features of rest, postural, and kinetic tremor are detailed with medical and surgical modalities for treatment. A discussion of idiopathic and secondary dystonia with focus on diagnosis and medical and surgical treatments encompasses the 2nd part of the article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-144
Number of pages16
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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