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 Neuravive focused ultrasound treatment could be an option.

Neuravive 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.

Treatment Benefits

Incisionless Treatment using Sound Waves

Incisionless treatment
(no scalpel, no cuts)

Essential Tremor Focused Ultrasound treatment often performed on an outpatient basis

Often performed on an
outpatient basis

Immediate results for essential tremor patients treated hand

Immediate results
on treated hand

Essential Tremor Treatment is safe and effective with minimal side effects

Safe and effective with
minimal side effects

Essential Tremor Focused Ultrasound treatment is FDA approved & Clinically Proven

FDA approved and
clinically proven

Over 3,000 patients have been treated by Essential Tremor Focused Ultrasound Treatment and counting

Over 3,000 patients
treated worldwide
and growing

Important Safety Information

For short periods of time during the focused ultrasound treatment, you may experience nausea, pain or other sensations. There is a risk that you could develop temporary or permanent numbness/tingling, imbalance, unsteadiness, gait disturbance, and muscle weakness. For more safety information, please Click Here

Engaging with Patients on Social Media

Dr. Rolston has been using social media to communicate with patients since 2017–shortly after finishing his residency in neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He first became interested in using these platforms to educate patients on treatment options that are available. Dr. Rolston recognized that people use social media as their primary news source and believed it was a smart way to connect with patients.


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Restarting Incisionless Surgery in Latin America

Keeping patients safe is a key goal at all healthcare institutions. Red de Salud UC CHRISTUS has developed and implemented a safe care protocol that includes temperature checks prior to treatment, allowing only essential people in the MRI suite, requiring everyone to wear masks and excluding family members from the recovery room. This procedure is also 100% ambulatory, meaning that the patient does not have to stay overnight in the hospital after treatment.

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