Involuntary, uncontrollable tremors (rhythmic shaking or quivering movements) of the hands, head or other body parts can range from mild to severe. They may or may not respond to medication, and when they worsen, they diminish quality of life. Not only do they interfere with normal daily activities like feeding, bathing, dressing, writing or typing, keep reading
Perhaps you have heard the expression “genetic vulnerability.” For example, it is often said that individuals with a family history of alcoholism have a genetic vulnerability for this addition. This is supported by scientific studies. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction reports, “Research shows that genes are responsible for about half the risk keep reading
MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) as a treatment for Essential Tremor (ET) has captured the excitement and imagination of neurologists, neurosurgeons and ET patients. This revolutionary incision-less outpatient procedure uses hundreds of ultrasonic waves to block tremor impulses from the brain to the hand by destroying a very small area of the thalamus called the VIM keep reading
To help you get started reading this, here are a few terms you should know: Thalamus – a small mass with two halves on top of the brain stem near the center of the brain. It organizes sensory and motor input, then relays it to other parts of the brain. VIM nucleus – the part keep reading
How many of Hollywood’s male and female actors are driven by vanity and career opportunities to appear young by using Botox (botulinum toxin) injections? Well, there’s no way to know – and anyway, what does it matter? But now let’s ask, how many people have Essential Tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder? Estimates are keep reading
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