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Do you treat ataxia? What is the cost of this treatment? My ataxia induced by ruptured avm

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In brief: Ataxia

Ataxia is a difficult problem and I am sorry to hear of your dilemma.
There are no specific, effective drug treatments for the lack of coordination seen with ataxia. Amantadine, Buspirone hydrochloride (buspar) and Modafinil (provigil) are often tried with variable success. For episodic ataxia, acetazolamide (diamox) or topiramate (topamax) can be effective. Clonazepam (klonopin) is effective in treating specific symptoms, such as muscle jerking (myoclonus) and sleep disturbances. Deep brain stimulation offers a potential surgical remedy but would require further investigation before determining whether you are a candidate. Good luck.

In brief: Ataxia

Ataxia is a difficult problem and I am sorry to hear of your dilemma.
There are no specific, effective drug treatments for the lack of coordination seen with ataxia. Amantadine, Buspirone hydrochloride (buspar) and Modafinil (provigil) are often tried with variable success. For episodic ataxia, acetazolamide (diamox) or topiramate (topamax) can be effective. Clonazepam (klonopin) is effective in treating specific symptoms, such as muscle jerking (myoclonus) and sleep disturbances. Deep brain stimulation offers a potential surgical remedy but would require further investigation before determining whether you are a candidate. Good luck.
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Dr. Amy Reed
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No - Neurology does

This is usually managed by neurology.

In brief: No - Neurology does

This is usually managed by neurology.
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