Treating Essential Tremor with Sound Waves

Essential tremor, also referred to as familial, idiopathic or benign tremor, causes uncontrollable shaking that can impact a person’s ability to live an independent and active lifestyle. When an essential tremor patient does not get tremor relief from medications, Focused Ultrasound could be an option.

Focused Ultrasound uses targeted ultrasound waves to treat the small spot in the brain considered to be responsible for causing tremor. No incisions or permanent implants are needed for the treatment and it is performed in an MRI scanner.

Treatment Benefits

  • Incisionless treatment (no scalpel, no cuts)

  • Often performed on an outpatient basis

  • Immediate results on treated hand

  • Safe and effective with minimal side effects

  • FDA approved and clinically proven

  • Over 3,500 patients treated worldwide and growing

Important Safety Information

You should have a detailed conversation with your physician regarding the risks and benefits of treatment options prior to treatment. The most common complications reported by subjects in Insightec-sponsored clinical studies after treatment included: imbalance/gait disturbance, numbness/tingling, and headache/head pain. Additional infrequent events include dizziness, taste disturbance, slurred speech, fatigue and vomiting. Persistent complications at three-years included: imbalance, unsteadiness, gait disturbance, musculoskeletal weakness and numbness/tingling. For complete safety information, please Click Here

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The Story of Esther

“I became antisocial. What bothered me the most was going out and seeing my grandkids trying not to look at my hands shaking when I tried to eat with a fork. My doctor told me that I need to learn to live with it. There was no way I was going to live with this.”

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My Signature after Focused Ultrasound

Listen to Mitchell Fry share his struggle living with Essential Tremor and see his signature before and after Focused Ultrasound treatment.

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