Treatments for Essential Tremor
With essential tremor, it's difficult to hold a cup or glass steadily, and you may have trouble with balance or speaking. Fortunately, you’re being cared for by the movement disorder specialists at Spectrum Health. We offer the leading medical and surgical treatment options. Rehabilitation therapy may also improve your balance and strength. Start here to see how our treatments can bring relief, then ask your neurologist about some of the options listed below.
Treatments We Provide
Anxiety can worsen tremors. In these cases, your doctor may prescribe a stronger anti-anxiety medicine, such as Klonopin or Xanax, to reduce anxious feelings.
Anti-epileptic medicine can help with seizures—whether you have epilepsy or not. Many conditions affecting the central nervous system, both physical and psychological,
can include seizures as a symptom. Your doctor may recommend anti-epileptic medicine to reduce the likelihood of seizures.
These are injected directly into the area that muscle contractions occur to relax the muscle. It greatly reduces or can even eliminate spasms.
Deep brain stimulation is a surgical device that sends electrical signals to the areas of the brain. It may help reduce your symptoms.
Precise amounts of dopamine are delivered through a surgically-implanted pump to the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. Dopamine helps regulate movement.
Our physical therapy and rehabilitation experts don't just work on improving your physical function. We understand that neurological connections with your brain and your nerves affect your physical, cognitive and emotional health. Our holistic approach brings you greater success.