Essential Tremor and Other Tremor Disorders
Essential Tremor (ET) is the most common tremor seen in adults. ET disability is associated with impairment of voluntary activities that occur as a result of the tremor. Common complaints about tremor with eating, drinking and writing, and spilling food and drinks and the development of progressively illegible handwriting. The most commonly affected body parts include the hands head and voice, but ET also may be seen in the legs,trunk and face.
Surgical options include Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), which involves the implanting of a medical device called a brain pacemaker. The pacemaker sends out electrical signal to specific parts of the brain. it provides benefit to otherwise treatment-resistant forms of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Texas Parkinson and Movement Disorders specializes in fine-tuning the programming of the pacemaker for patients who have undergone the neurosurgical procedure.