Help for Essential Tremors
Essential Tremor (ET) causes uncontrollable shaking, and it is the most common movement disorder affecting an estimated 10 million people in the USA. The tremor progresses over time to become severe enough to interfere with a person's daily activities, including eating, dressing, writing, etc.
The incisionless focused ultrasound treatment is designed for people living with essential tremor that, have not responded to medication. During the procedure, sound waves pass safely through the skull to treat deep in the brain, with no incisions, guided by MR imaging. For many patients, the result is immediate improvement in their hand tremor with minimal complications.
Interested patients will have the opportunity to have a virtual meet and greet with the physicians before scheduling the procedure. A CT scan is required to confirm that the patient is a candidate for treatment. Patients must be 22 years of age or older.
This procedure is performed at CHI Health St. Mary's.
Benefits of the Procedure
- Immediate tremor improvement
- Improvement in performing daily activities
- Improvement in quality of life
- Procedure is safe and effective with minimal side effects
- FDA approved and clinically proven
- Often performed as outpatient treatment