If you experience involuntary body shaking because of tremors, turn to All Neurological Services, with locations in Brooklyn, New York, and Cliffside Park, New Jersey. The highly-trained neurologists can find the root cause of your tremors and offer effective treatments. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
What are tremors?
Tremors are rhythmic, involuntary shaking of the body due to a nervous system disorder. This type of shaking often occurs in your hands and can worsen over time when left untreated. It commonly occurs in people over age 40.
What are the symptoms of tremors?
Signs and symptoms associated with tremors include:
Consistent, involuntary shaking of your head
Shaking that worsens with movement
Tremulous movements provoked by fatigue or stress
Tremors can make it difficult to hold a cup without spilling liquids, eat normally, put on makeup, shave, and write legibly.
What causes tremors?
Common causes and risk factors for tremors include:
Traumatic brain injury
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Tremors can occur because of certain medications, alcohol withdrawal, overactive thyroid, or liver failure. All Neurological Services specialists find the root cause of tremors, so as to offer the most effective treatment.
How does my provider find the cause of my tremors?
Tests that help your neurologist detect the cause of tremors include the following neurological procedures:
EEG involves placing metal electrodes against your scalp to measure the electrical impulses of brain cells. This diagnostic test allows your specialist to look for signs of brain disorders.
Evoked potential (EP)
EP is like an EEG and measures electrical impulses in the brain. The procedure stimulates specific neural pathways to diagnose multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions.
EMG is a test that evaluates muscles and the nerves that control them. Measuring muscle electrical activity helps your neurologist assess possible causes of shaking, including multiple sclerosis.
What are common treatments for tremors?
Treatments for tremors available at All Neurological Services include physical therapy, IV therapy, Botox® injections, medications, or deep brain stimulation. Your provider may recommend you eliminate caffeine or certain foods and drinks from your diet. They personalize each treatment plan based on the type and cause of your tremors.
At the first sign of tremors, call All Neurological Services, or schedule an appointment online today.