Movement Disorders

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Tourette’s can be classified from mild to severe. For severe cases, co-management may be best. A combination of medications and functional neurology treatments and strategies offer the best improvement in activities of daily living and overall quality of life.

Dystonias require very specific, targeted treatments. Understanding the complexity of the neurology behind movement disorders enables us to come up with patient specific approaches to reduce the symptoms of dystonia.

Parkinson’s Disease & Parkinsonian type disorders are neurodegenerative disorders that have a devastating effect on a person’s quality of life. In many cases, subtle symptoms show up well before a person is diagnosed with PD. Our goal is to improve function and quality of life. We also work alongside the patient and caregivers as the disease progresses by giving home strategies that will help maintain progress made in the office.

Cerebellar degenerative disorders are tough to deal with; however, we have strategies to help improve quality of life by improving function and giving home strategies to help the patient navigate through life more safely.

Tremors can result from a number of disorders. A full neurological workup and history is paramount to implementing effective, corrective treatments.

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Dr. Dane brings 20 years of experience to the Triangle and has helped many people achieve a healthier brain and body.

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What Causes Developmental Disorders?

Know What They Have in Common


Childhood Developmental Disorders such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s, and Autism Spectrum Disorders including, OCD, Tourette’s, and PDD, share many common learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. However, we keep in mind that each disorder is complex in nature, involving every system of the body.

Interestingly, while childhood developmental disorders may manifest with a variety of symptoms, the root cause of these dysfunctions is common: a brain imbalance. When the left and right hemispheres of the brain are not electrically balanced or synchronized, a diagnosis of functional disconnection syndrome is used. When a child has a functional disconnection between the right and left hemisphere of the brain, a child will exhibit normal to high functioning skills associated with one hemisphere and dampened to severely limited skills associated with the other hemisphere. Worsening signs and symptoms as the child continues to age appears to be a result of one side of the brain maturing faster than the other does.

Children with developmental disorders display a combination of different symptoms that include sensory, motor, cognitive, academic, emotional, immune challenges, and digestive challenges. Unfortunately, most professionals are still approaching and treating the child as though they have a single condition. Additionally, many times these children are being labeled subjectively (mainly through parental assessments) and are not being neurologically and objectively evaluated.

A thorough neurological evaluation will reveal which hemisphere is underdeveloped and will evaluate neurological pathways for over activity and under activity. Specific tests include, but are not limited to, testing for primitive reflexes, testing of cranial nerve function, cerebellar function, and frontal eye fields, and even routine blood work. Once the objective data is collected, a treatment plan can be tailored to stimulate and promote hemispheric integration or synchronization thus enabling the brain to work as a whole. With no treatment, the weak side gets weaker and the strong side becomes dominant which can result in neglect syndromes. However, with specific hemispheric treatment, the weak side can be encouraged to catch up to the dominant side.

Why Carolina Brain Center?

Dr. Dane brings 20 years of experience to the Triangle and has helped many people achieve a healthier brain and body.

WHO WE ARE

Ready For A Consultation?

Dr Dane is ready to talk when you are. We’ll need some information from you to get the process started!

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Conditions We Treat

ADD, ADHD, Autism, PTSD, Behavioral Disorders, Blast Injuries, Cerebellar Degeneration, Cerebral Palsy, Concussions, Down's Syndrome, Dystonias, Huntington's Chorea, Learning Disorders, Global Delays, OCD, Seizure/Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Tourettes, Tremors, Stroke, The Aging Brain, Sensory Processing Disorders, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Pain, Dizziness, Balance Problems, Mood Changes, Brain Fog, Memory Loss, Poor Focus, Spasms, Incoordination, Tics, Vision Disturbances and Disorders