Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor

Neuravive is an incisionless treatment for essential tremor patients who have not responded to medications. The treatment is performed in an MRI suite, often on an outpatient basis.

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During the Neuravive treatment, ultrasound waves pass safely through the skull without incisions. These ultrasound waves are focused on a small spot in the brain (Vim nucleus of the thalamus), considered to be responsible for causing tremor, to create a small lesion. For many patients, the result is immediate tremor improvement in their treated hand with minimal complications.

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Dear Adults with Essential Tremor

Let’s clear the air on a few things: Yes, this is hard. No, you are not alone. No, it’s unlikely caused by something you did. Yes, there is hope. Now with those four truths out of the way, let’s dive into them a bit more.

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Could you be a candidate for the Incisionless Focused Ultrasound Treatment?

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It is extremely important to discuss all medical conditions with your physician so your suitability for the procedure can be properly evaluated.

As part of the evaluation process, the severity of your tremor and your overall health will be assessed.

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What to Expect with Focused Ultrasound Treatment

For many patients, the result is immediate tremor improvement in their treated hand with minimal complications. Studies have shown patients experience a measurable improvement in tremor and an increase in their quality of life with significant improvements in tasks like writing, drinking and eating. During the focused ultrasound treatment, for short periods of time you may experience nausea, pain or other sensations.

There is a risk you could develop temporary or permanent numbness/tingling, imbalance, gait disturbance and muscle weakness.
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