Healthy Living: Triumphing Over Tremors

Essential tremors impacts 10 million Americans, typically causing one or both hands to shake and interfering with simple tasks like writing or drinking from a cup.

Treatments include medication or surgical deep brain stimulation, but it is not an option for everyone. 

In Healthy Living, we’re seeing how a newly FDA approved therapy that is helping patients make rapid improvements.

Dr. Nagel says the therapy is also approved for tremors related to Parkinson’s disease.

Doctors are currently only using the ultrasound on one side of the brain at a time.

Long-term results are not available yet, but it is covered by insurance.

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