Treating Essential Tremor with Sound Waves
Essential tremor, also referred to as familial, idiopathic or benign tremor, causes uncontrollable shaking that can impact a person’s ability to live an independent and active lifestyle. When an essential tremor patient does not get tremor relief from medications, the Incisionless Focused Ultrasound treatment could be an option.
Focused Ultrasound uses targeted ultrasound waves to treat the small spot in the brain considered to be responsible for causing tremor. No incisions or permanent implants are needed for the treatment and it is performed using focused ultrasound and an MRI scanner.
Incisionless treatment (no scalpel, no cuts)
Often performed on an outpatient basis
Immediate results on treated hand
Safe and effective with minimal side effects
FDA approved and clinically proven
Over 3,000 patients treated worldwide and growing
Important Safety Information
You should have a detailed conversation with your physician regarding the risks and benefits of treatment options prior to treatment. The most common complications reported by subjects in Insightec-sponsored clinical studies after treatment included: imbalance/gait disturbance, numbness/tingling, and headache/head pain. Additional infrequent events include dizziness, taste disturbance, slurred speech, fatigue and vomiting. Persistent complications at three-years included: imbalance, unsteadiness, gait disturbance, musculoskeletal weakness and numbness/tingling. For complete safety information, please Click Here
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The Story of Esther
“I became antisocial. What bothered me the most was going out and seeing my grandkids trying not to look at my hands shaking when I tried to eat with a fork. My doctor told me that I need to learn to live with it. There was no way I was going to live with this.”Read More