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Movement Disorders

The experienced team at TriStar Skyline specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders, including:

Advanced treatments offered include:

Deep brain stimulation (DBT) is a minimally invasive, non-destructive and reversible technique to help patients with movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, seizures, and certain types of chronic pain. The neurosurgeons at TriStar Skyline have performed many successful DBT procedures to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from movement disorders.

Advanced treatments offered include:
Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB) is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved treatment for severe spasticity. For patients with severe spasticity, enhancing their mobility, self-care abilities and independence are significant achievements. To reach these milestones, effective therapy is necessary. Oral medications are a common treatment; unfortunately, they can leave some patients feeling fatigued, nauseated and frustrated. For these patients, TriStar Skyline offers ITB Therapy.

ITB Therapy delivers a medication called Lioresal® directly to the space where fluid flows around the spinal cord. The medication is administered through a pump. The pump is surgically placed under the skin of the abdomen and connected to a thin tube called a catheter. Once in place, the pump and catheter deliver the medication directly to the spinal fluid where it is most effective.

Our programmable pump is a surgically placed drug infusion system that can be programmed from outside the body. When necessary, a clinician uses a computer-like external programmer to adjust the drug dose and/or infusion rate.

Delivery makes the difference with ITB Therapy. Because a small amount of medication is delivered directly to the spinal fluid, spasticity can be significantly decreased, while possible side effects that often accompany oral medications may be reduced.