How’s Your ET SEQ (Self Esteem Quotient)?

Essential tremor (ET) is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary shaking of the hands, head, voice and other parts of the body. Trembling hands are most obvious giveaway that something isn’t “normal”. Despite the estimated 7 million people who suffer with ET – a number that far exceeds the number of patients with Parkinson’s disease keep reading

Do Animals Get Essential Tremor?

Essential Tremor in Animals - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
Millions of Americans live with uncontrollable shaking of the hands, head, voice or other part of the body. When “the shakes” are not known to be caused by a disease or exposure to a toxic substance, the condition is called essential tremor (ET) because the tremors appear to exist independently from another state. In humans, keep reading

How Many Conditions Lead to Tremors?

Essential Tremor - Hand Tremors - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
We hear countless stories about people who had hand tremors since childhood or their teens, but were diagnosed with essential tremor (ET) later in adulthood. We hear fewer stories—but still a substantial number—of people who developed hand tremors between ages 40-60 who were initially misdiagnosed as having Parkinson’s disease; later it turned out to be keep reading

Can Managing Stress Calm Hand Tremors?

ET and Stress Management - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
Involuntary hand tremors can rob a person’s quality of life. Some tremors stem from an underlying neurological condition such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). More commonly, the source is a movement disorder called essential tremor (ET), a progressive but non-life-threatening condition. Many persons with ET or PD find that stress worsens tremors, but there’s a difference keep reading
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