Treating Essential Tremor
Essential tremor can prevent you from doing everyday tasks – like eating or drinking a glass of water – not to mention activities you enjoy. Providence offers the most advanced treatments for essential tremor, some of which can have life-changing results.
Why Choose Us for Your Essential Tremor Care?
At Providence, we understand there are many ways an essential tremor can limit you and make your life smaller. Each year we give hope and compassionate care to thousands of patients seeking treatment for this condition. Here’s how:
More About Essential Tremor
Essential tremor refers to uncontrollable shaking or trembling. It can occur anywhere in the body, but most often occurs in the hands or arms. Essential tremor usually progresses slowly over time. As it worsens, it can make everyday activities – such as drinking a cup of coffee or writing a check – difficult, if not impossible.
Types of tremor include:
- Cerebellar tremor
- Essential tremor
- Essential tremor plus
- Parkinsonian tremor
- Medication-induced tremor
Testing and Diagnostics
Your neurological team will use the most advanced methods to diagnose an essential tremor. These may include one or more of the following:
- Blood test
- Medical history
- Physical examination
Personalized Treatment for Essential Tremor
No two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to create a treatment plan based specifically on the cause and type of your tremor. Treatment may include one or more of the following therapies:
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