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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Facebook Premiere – Carol’s Documentary

Carol Klein, a lifelong schoolteacher, came to a point in her life where she decided it was time to take control of her shaking hands. She was not going to let Essential Tremor stop her from enjoying life. Mark your calendars for November 4 at 6:00 PM (EST) to view Insightec’s premier documentary created by Recreation about Carol’s journey.

Testimonials may not be representative of all treatment outcomes. For safety info:

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Focused Ultrasound Treatment Centers

Focused ultrasound treatment is available at medical centers across the globe, and that list is growing. Check here to see if it’s offered in a center near you.

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