Leading-edge Essential Tremor Treatment Serving the Metro Detroit area in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, MI

Whether you have essential tremors on the hands, tongue, head, or any other body part, Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants offer the committed expertise for your complication.

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Receive All-in-One Care for Your Involuntary Shaking from Essential Tremor Specialists

Receive All-in-One Care for Your Involuntary Shaking from Essential Tremor Specialists

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.

What Is Essential Tremor?

What Is Essential Tremor?

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:

  • Postural or Intention Tremor - Occurs when you are holding a body part against gravity, like outstretching your arm or keeping it at the same height.
  • Action Tremor - Occurs while you are doing tasks, such as tying shoelaces, reaching for an object, or drinking from a glass.
How Is Essential Tremor Diagnosed?

What Are the Symptoms of Essential Tremor?

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:

  • Brief periods of uncontrollable shaking
  • Imbalance issues (rarely)
  • Shaking voice
  • Nodding head - “yes-yes” or “no-no” type movements
  • Tremors that ease with rest and sleep

How Is Essential Tremor Diagnosed?

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:

A Full Neurological Exam

We will examine your nervous system functioning by evaluating your:

  • Gait (walk)
  • Ability to feel specific sensations
  • Coordination and posture
  • Tendon reflexes
  • Muscle strength and tone

Performance Tests

To evaluate the severity of your tremors, we may ask you to:

  • Write
  • Keep your hands outstretched
  • Draw a spiral
  • Drink from a glass

Laboratory Tests

We will test your blood and urine to rule out:

  • Metabolic syndromes
  • Wilson’s disease secondary to copper build up
  • Medication side effects
  • Thyroid disease
  • Chemical imbalance

What Are the Treatments Available for Essential Tremor?

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:

  • Beta-Blockers - Ease your tremors.
  • Anti-Seizure Medication - Recommended to relieve tremors in those who don’t experience relief with beta-blockers.
  • Tranquilizers - Reduce anxiety and tension, as they may aggravate your tremors.
  • Botox Injections - Treat voice and head tremors.

Occupational Therapy

Our therapists will suggest some adaptive devices to improve your safety daily activities:

  • Heavier, wider writing tools, such as wide-grip pens
  • Wrist weights
  • Heavier utensils and glasses
  • Various postural strategies


If your tremors are severe and drug resistant, we may recommend invasive procedures:

  • Focused Therapeutic Ultrasound or Radio Frequency Thalamotomy - Uses focused sound waves (that generate heat) to destroy brain tissue in a specific region of the thalamus to prevent tremors.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation - A long, thin electrical probe is inserted into a thalamus and a wire from the probe runs beneath your skin to a neurostimulator device implanted in your chest. This device sends painless electrical pulses to interrupt thalamus signals that cause tremors.

Why Choose Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants for Essential Tremor Treatment?

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:

  • Clinical Experience Treating Patients Over 25 Years - We have been offering the highest standard of care and service to our patients for over two decades.
  • Best Doctors and Staff - We have experienced and specialized doctors on board to support you every step of your treatment and beyond.
  • Technical Advancement - We are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies, including radiology, Therapeutic Ultrasound, and electrophysiology for precise and immediate diagnosis.
  • Convenient Locations - We are conveniently located in Michigan, so you can reach us easily and comfortably.
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Want to Get Rid of Your Rhythmic Shaking? Visit Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants Today!

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.

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Essential Tremor FAQs

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.

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