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Experiencing involuntary rhythmic shaking in various body parts could signal essential tremors. Though essential tremor is not life-threatening, it can worsen over time, interrupting your daily activities, causing difficulty cooking or eating, holding a cup without spilling, slurred speech (if your voice box/tongue is affected), etc. Taking care of your tremor is possible to avoid such hardships.
At Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, we offer high-quality essential tremor treatment to patients serving the Metro Detroit area in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, MI, and surrounding areas. We are open every weekday (from Monday to Friday) to ensure a quick diagnosis and treatments for your needs.
Essential tremor is a neurological condition that originates in the cervical nervous system, resulting in uncontrollable and oscillating shaking. While essential tremor can affect any body part, hand, jaw, and head tremors are the most common.
Essential tremor types include:
Essential tremor symptoms may begin slowly by affecting one side of the body and then worsens with caffeine intake, emotional stress, fatigue, and movement. You may have an increased risk of developing essential tremors if you have a family history of this condition.
As your disease progresses, you can experience various symptoms, including:
Essential tremor diagnosis begins with a medical history review and physical examination that includes checking your body parts for tremors.
The following procedures are performed for a detailed diagnosis:
We will examine your nervous system functioning by evaluating your:
To evaluate the severity of your tremors, we may ask you to:
We will test your blood and urine to rule out:
Options depend on your test results and the severity of your condition. The following treatments are available to help treat your essential tremor:
If your tremors interrupt your day-to-day activities, we may prescribe one of a few medications to keep them under control, which include:
Our therapists will suggest some adaptive devices to improve your safety daily activities:
If your tremors are severe and drug resistant, we may recommend invasive procedures:
Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants is committed to treating all neurologic conditions and related symptoms with personalized care and attention. Apart from our unmatched medical services, we are known for:
If you are looking for the highest possible medical assistance for essential tremors, contact us at Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants or book an appointment with us. With our prompt treatment, you can get quick relief and an improved quality of life from tremors.Request an Appointment
Low-impact exercises, such as dancing, walking, and swimming can help ease tremors.
Tremors can be a symptom of stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or traumatic brain injury or other degenerative disorders.
A mild tremor that does not result from underlying medical conditions is not a cause for concern, but if the tremors continue to worsen, you should visit your doctor.
Essential tremor is not a life-threatening condition, but leaving it untreated for a long time can leave a potentially treatable condition undiagnosed.