Movement Disorders

The UNC Movement Disorders Center within the UNC Medical Center is a multidisciplinary specialty group dedicated to providing individualized, compassionate and comprehensive care to our patients. We offer the latest diagnostic and state-of-the-art treatment options for the following conditions:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Parkinsonian syndromes (progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, cortical basal degeneration)
  • Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Huntington's disease
  • Ataxia
  • Myoclonus
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Tics
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Wilson disease

Our Services

The Movement Disorders Center at UNC is proud to offer:

  • A state-of-the-art program for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy;
  • A monthly botulinum toxin clinic specializing in the treatment of such movement disorders as cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis), blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cranial dystonia, focal limb dystonia, writer's cramp, and drooling
  • Genetic consultations for patients with movement disorders and their families
  • Neuropsychological evaluation for patients with movement disorders
  • Bimonthly comprehensive movement disorders team meetings when we discuss individual treatment care plan for our patients
  • Monthly comprehensive interdisciplinary clinic for patients with Parkinson’s disease

In addition to our clinical work, we are committed to conducting both outstanding clinical and basic science research in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, and then translating our research into advances in treatment in order to improve the lives of our patients and their families.

Learn More

A physician’s referral is required for neurology care at UNC Medical Center. For more information, talk to your doctor or visit the UNC Neurology website to learn more.

Movement Disorders Seal of Excellence

The UNC Center for Movement Disorders has been recognized as a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence.

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For Physicians

Please visit the Physician Referral page for detailed information about referrals or call 984-974-4401.

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