More About Parkinsonian and Essential Tremor
Tremor is a neurological problem that occurs with many illnesses such as Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor. When the tremor is of moderate to high severity, it also affects the quality of life of you or your loved one. When this happens, the tremor affects eating, drinking, writing, and other activities that require controlled and accurate movement. Tremor may be more severe on one side of the body than the other, and over time it may get worse, resulting in disability.
Many patients with significant tremor that is unresponsive to medication are offered the possibility of surgery to implant a pulse generator and electrodes in the brain, referred to as deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Rambam Health Care Campus offers an innovative and non-invasive treatment, performed in the MRI room by means of a focused ultrasound system with no incisions or implants. The treatment produces significant and immediate relief of the tremor. Approximately 400 patients have been successfully treated worldwide. Rambam has treated a few dozen patients to date.
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