Category: Essential Tremor

Categories of Tremors

Essential Tremor - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
The world of tremors is filled with mysteries and puzzles. Not even the best medical professionals can unravel every person’s unique situation. According to one source, general neurologists treating tremor have a diagnostic error rate of 25% to 35%.i This is partly due to the fact that there are different categories of tremors, and there keep reading

How to Measure Essential Tremors

Measuring ET - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
I want to introduce this blog in an unusual way by starting with autism. A 2016 news item reported: The genetic risk for autism exists in every person, scientists today revealed. As a result, the principal signs of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are seen in each individual – just to varying degrees. Those with the most keep reading

Can Head Trauma Cause Essential Tremor?

Traumatic Brain Injury and ET - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
It seems like nearly every day brings some new health issue to be concerned about. If it isn’t mosquito-borne disease, it’s distracted drivers on their cell phones. Then there’s head trauma. This was brought to popular awareness by the movie “Concussion,” based on a real-life story about the doctor who identified extreme brain damage among keep reading

5 Key Points to Keep in Mind about ET

Essential Tremor - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
Category: Essential tremor Key words: Essential tremor, research, brain abnormality, tremor progression, systemic treatment, neurosurgery, MRI-guided focused ultrasound, deep brain stimulation, support group 5 Key Points to Keep in Mind about Essential Tremor Millions of people have involuntary, uncontrollable tremors of the hands, head, voice or other body parts. When tremors are not the result keep reading

Goodbye Drugs, Hello Medical Devices?

Insightec Neuravive MRgFUS device - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
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
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