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.

Treatment Benefits

  • 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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37 Centers Treating Patients with Focused Ultrasound

Focused ultrasound treatment is available at medical centers all over the United States, and that list is growing. Check here to see if it’s offered in a center near you.

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