Essential tremor

Diagnosis & Treatment

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Essential Tremor (ET) is considered the most common neurologic movement disorder. ET is a chronic condition characterized by involuntary, rhythmic shaking of a body part, most typically the hands and arms.

Symptoms

Handwriting becomes less legible and drinking liquids is also difficult to manage. It may be necessary to use either hands or a straw. Tremor can affect also the head with the shakiness being a ‘yes-yes” or a “no-no” movement. This can lead to embarrassment and possibly social withdrawal. The shakiness of the voice may also occur giving a quavering intonation when speaking. Tremor can also affect the trunk and legs. ET can affect people of any age and usually becomes worse when a person is stressed, tired, angry, anxious, hot or cold. Little is known about what causes this tremor.

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Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences, our doctors will provide a comprehensive assessment of the type and severity of tremor.

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Treatment

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer pharmacological intervention including injections for the treatment of this invalidating condition.

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