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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders

UC Davis has an outstanding Movement Disorders Program that provides evaluation, treatment and management of a range of diseases that cause involuntary excessive movements or slow, awkward, deliberate movements.


Movement disorders and diseases we treat

Faculty members in the Department of Neurology provide diagnosis and management of movement disorders such as:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Essential tremor
  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia
  • Several other movement disorders

Latest treatments

Patients come from Northern California as well as neighboring states to receive the latest treatments, which include:

  • Oral medication
  • Botulinum toxin therapy
  • DBS implantation and programming

Clinical trials

In addition to patient care, program researchers conduct clinical trials as members of the Parkinson Study Group. These researchers from the U.S. and Canada are working to test new drug treatments for the disease, as well as looking into the genetics of those predisposed to the developing it.


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Innovations in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Demystifying Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

A CME event presented on March 1, 2014
by the Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery


Please click on the following links to view the conference presentations:

1) Innovations in Treatment of PD & Demystifying DBS (PDF)

2) Cognitive & Behavioral Aspects of PD - Farias (PDF)

3) Psychosocial Factors in PD - Lanni (PDF)

4) DBS - Patient Selection and Treatment Options - Zhang (PDF)

5) DBS - Surgical Process - Shahlaie (PDF)

6) So now that you've had DBS surgery.... - Wheelock (PDF)

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