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Movement Disorders

About Movement Disorder Treatment

If you or a loved one is seeking treatment for a movement disorder condition, you want to know that you are receiving the most advanced care available. At Ochsner LSU Health, we offer precisely that.

Our highly trained specialists possess years of experience and diagnostic expertise, which means that you can rest assured that you will receive a correct diagnosis the first time. We use cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat movement disorders, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment possible.

But our commitment to providing the best possible care goes beyond the latest technology and highly trained specialists. At Ochsner LSU Health, we are at the forefront of advancing the future of medicine in this field. We are continuously researching new ways to diagnose and treat movement disorder conditions, and we incorporate the latest research into our treatment plans to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.

Why Choose Ochsner LSU Health?

We offer the most advanced treatment and management of movement disorder conditions in North Louisiana, with highly trained specialists, diagnostic expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to advancing the future of medicine in this field. You can trust us to provide you with the best possible care for your movement disorder condition.

We also work closely with community doctors to help their patients get the care they need. We understand the importance of continuity of care, and we strive to work seamlessly with community doctors to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care, both during their treatment with us and after they return to their regular doctors.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call 318-626-2482.

Movement Disorders We Treat

At Ochsner LSU Health, we specialize in the treatment of a variety of movement disorders. Our team of specialists is experienced in diagnosing and treating the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s Disease: one of the most common and well-known movement disorders. It is a chronic and progressive disorder that can involve slowed movement, stiffness, tremors and trouble balancing.
  • Essential Tremor: a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking of the hands, head and voice.
  • Ataxia: a condition that can cause coordination issues, clumsiness, speech difficulties and trouble moving the limbs.
  • Dystonia: Dystonia patients suffer from involuntary muscle movements (often twisting or repetitive motions, or unusual positions).
  • Huntington’s Disease: a progressive illness that involves jerking movements, trouble with cognition (thinking) and development of mental health issues.
  • Spasticity: a condition involving involuntary muscle contractions that cause the muscles to be too stiff or tight.

Treatments Provided

We understand that each of these disorders presents unique challenges, which is why we take a personalized approach to treatment. Our multidisciplinary team works together to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs, with the goal of improving your quality of life and helping you manage your symptoms. Whether you require medication, surgery, or physical therapy, we are committed to providing you with the best possible care for your movement disorder

Treatment options available for movement disorders include:

  • Medication Therapy
  • Surgical Treatments
  • Exercise Program
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech/Language Therapy

We also offer cutting-edge treatment for movement disorders, called deep-brain stimulation. Deep-brain stimulation (DBS) acts as a pacemaker for the brain by responding to neural signals in the brain. It can provide life-changing improvements for patients with movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor, Tourette’s syndrome.

Meet Our Movement Disorder Specialist

Treating patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy, Jamie Toms, MD is a stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon at Ochsner LSU Health.

Inspired by his younger sister, Dr. Toms pursued this life-changing field of medicine to help improve the quality of life of those with neurological disorders.

Learn more about Dr. Toms.