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Clinical Services at Rush Ataxia

Ataxia refers to clumsy or uncoordinated movement. It frequently appears as uncoordinated walking or balance difficulties and can occur in kids or adults. Ataxia can be progressive and associated with other medical problems, such as heart disease. There are many causes of ataxia: genetic or familial forms, infections, medication, alcohol, vitamin deficiencies or other neurological illnesses such as multiple sclerosis. Up to half of patients do not have an identifiable cause.


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Diagnosis of the cause of your ataxia may lead to specific treatment, so blood testing or other tests may be ordered at your visit. Treatment, including medications or physical therapy, may also be recommended. 


Clinical Team

Our team includes neurologists who specialize in ataxia, genetic counselors, neuropsychologists and molecular genetics experts. Our physicians are actively studying the causes and treatment of ataxia. You can discuss research options during your visit with the doctor. 








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Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 755
Chicago, IL 60612

To inquire about hours or to make an appointment, call (312) 563-2030. Patients may be seen at our main offices on the Rush campus.



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