Ataxia means lack of coordination. People with ataxia have problems with balance and coordination when performing voluntary movements. The word “ataxia” does not indicate a specific disease. Rather, ataxia is a symptom that can result from a number of different diseases.
The Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Clinic provides a comprehensive and tailored approach to the management of ataxia that addresses the full spectrum of challenges, including problems with balance, gait, coordination and slurred speech.
Types of ataxia treated:
- Hereditary or genetic ataxia
- Spinocerebellar ataxia
- Friedreich ataxia
- Sporadic (degenerative) ataxia
- Secondary ataxia, which can appear as a symptom of many medical conditions
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To meet with one of the Northwestern Medicine clinic's movement disorders specialists, call the clinical affiliate practice phone number at 312-695-7950.