Tics Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

Irregular, repetitive, and uncontrollable movements are signs of tics, which most commonly begin in childhood. If you or your child is struggling with tics, the board-certified physicians at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists provide expert diagnostic and treatment care in Atlanta. Learn more about modern solutions for tics by booking an evaluation online or by calling to schedule over the phone.

Tics Q & A

What are tics?

Tics are involuntary and can be motor, meaning uncontrollable movements, or they can be vocal meaning sounds. In some cases, tics are present as both motor and vocal episodes and depending on age and duration, may qualify as Tourette’s syndrome. 

When should I see a doctor for tics? 

The team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists can help you if you have a history of tics and need a second opinion, or evaluate you if you think you may have tics. You should schedule an evaluation if you or your child are experiencing:

  • Unwanted head, arm, leg, or shoulder movements
  • Unusual blinking or jerking
  • Unusual sounds such as throat clearing or repetition of words or phrases

Because tics can lower your quality of life and lead to tension, stress, and anxiety, the team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists encourages you to come in for an evaluation.

How are tics treated?

Treating tics depends on which type of disorder you or your child has, as well as the severity of symptoms. Even though tics most commonly begin in childhood, they sometimes resolve on their own over time without any treatment.

If your tics are worsening, continuing on into adolescence or adulthood, or affecting your daily life, your doctor at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists can put together a personalized treatment plan. Treating tics can involve a combination of medications or other behavior therapy.

The team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists is dedicated to ensuring you and your child receive the care to cope with tics, no matter how minor or complex the condition may be. 

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists provides comprehensive care for tics. Find the best solution for your needs by booking an appointment online or over the phone today.