Problems with movement

Also known as Ataxia, Clumsiness, Difficulty in walking, Dyskinesia, Limping, Staggering, Stumbling, Uncoordinated, and Unsteady gait

Ataxia (from Greek α- + -τάξις = "lack of order"), is a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements. Ataxia is a non-specific clinical manifestation implying dysfunction of the parts of the nervous system that coordinate movement, such as the cerebellum. Several possible causes exist for these patterns of neurological dysfunction. The term "dystaxia" is a rarely used synonym.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of problems with movement are stroke, parkinson disease, and spinal stenosis. Other possible causes, such as lumbago, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with problems with movement, 41% report having weakness, 39% report having dizziness, and 38% report having leg pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with problems with movement often receive radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, complete blood count, plain x-ray, glucose measurement, physical therapy exercises, electrolytes panel and kidney function tests .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with problems with movement include carbidopa / levodopa, botulinum toxin type a (botox), amantadine, darifenacin (enablex), aspirin / dipyridamole, rivastigmine (exelon), glatiramer (copaxone), guanfacine (intuniv), selegiline, hydrochlorothiazide / telmisartan, galantamine, rasagiline (azilect) and entacapone (comtan) .

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)

Amantadine
$28
(28 days)
Darifenacin (Enablex)
$125
(28 days)
Rivastigmine (Exelon)
$204
(28 days)
Glatiramer (Copaxone)
$2857
(28 days)
Guanfacine (Intuniv)
$14
(28 days)
Selegiline
$120
(28 days)
Galantamine
$129
(28 days)
Rasagiline (Azilect)
$294
(28 days)
Entacapone (Comtan)
$296
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for problems with movement include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
1.2x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.3x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
1.5x
75+ years
2.8x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.1x
Other
0.8x
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