According to studies, there are almost one million cases of tremor in India. Though there is no exact cure for this condition, it can be controlled and prevented from being a severe case. But many aren't aware of the treatments available. Here's a brief study about essential tremor and the treatments available.
What is essential tremor?
The essential tremor is a nervous disorder where different parts of the body experience uncontrollable shaking and shivering. The affected body parts include the tongue, voice box, chin, head, arms, and hands. Tremor usually don't affect the lower part of the body.
The essential tremor does not prevent you from living a normal life, although you might find it a bit difficult to perform some daily activities like eating, writing etc. Yet severe tremors can affect the body badly and can even cause disability.
What are the treatments available for tremor?
A mild tremor may not require any treatment. But if it is a severe one then the following treatments are available:
- Medication: Medications are used to decrease the severity of the tremor. Botox injection can be used to treat tremor in the head and voice box. Other medications include anticonvulsant and beta blockers like Inderal, Mysoline, Neurontin, and Topamax.
- Surgery: The surgical treatment called Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is performed to treat severe cases of tremor which couldn't be controlled with medications. The thalamus which coordinates the muscle activities are implanted with electrical leads in this surgical process.
- Focused High-Intensity Ultrasound: This treatment makes use of magnetic resonance images (MRI) to focus on ultrasound in order to eliminate the tissue in the thalamus. In this procedure, the patients are not given any anesthesia and are fully conscious, awake and responsive during the treatment.
Are you or your loved ones suffering from Tremor? Do get an appointment for Tremor treatment in Hyderabad from DR.Sai Sudarshan, one of the best neurosurgeons in Hyderabad for reliable and affordable treatment.
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