Goodbye Drugs, Hello Medical Devices?

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An interesting shift is occurring in the world of treating movement disorders and other neurological conditions. For decades, persons diagnosed with conditions like essential tremor (ET), Parkinson’s disease (PD), chronic nerve pain, migraines, etc. were given medications as the first line of defense. But that’s changing. Pharmaceutical drugs have often proved effective for controlling a keep reading

The Invisible Needs of Essential Tremor

What’s the first thing a person’s primary care doctor or neurologist looks for to diagnose essential tremor (ET)? It’s something visible such as the tell-tale uncontrollable shakiness of a hand, head, voice or other body part. To distinguish it from other tremors such as those associated with Parkinson’s disease, the doctor asks for more visible keep reading

Give Your Brain a Healthy Workout

Scientists are closing in on which parts of the brain have malfunctions that lead to essential tremor (ET). Although no one knows yet what causes those malfunctions to begin, there is imaging-based evidence of physical differences between the brains of people who have ET and the brains of those who don’t. For instance, in ET keep reading

The Neurosurgeon Who had ET

People who have essential tremor (ET) often feel alone and isolated. As their tremors progress, it becomes painfully clear to them that people without ET have no idea what it’s like. When they have doctor appointments, they trust that the doctor knows what he or she is doing, but they rightly expect that the medical keep reading
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