Essential Tremor & Shaky Hands Treatment in NYC
Complete Neurological Care is your number one choice for comprehensive and caring neurological treatment in New York. Our board-certified neurologists are experts in their field with decades of experience treating neurological concerns, including essential tremors (shaky hands). Our goal is to relieve your pain quickly, safely, and effectively by utilizing our best diagnostic approaches and implementing our trusted treatment procedures.
Do you Have Essential Tremors or Shaky Hands?
Do you experience frequent muscle twitching? Shaking may not be a life threatening issue, but it will make your daily tasks difficult and can cause people to feel self-conscious about interacting with others. Using advanced technology, the NYC neurology team at Complete Neurological Care can identify the cause of your tremors and recommend possible treatment or management options.
What Causes Tremors?
There are actually a wide variety of issues that can potentially lead to the onset of tremors.
For example, neurological conditions such as:
Other possible factors behind your shaky hands may include diagnosis like essential tremor and physiological tremor, as well as tremor due to medications, drug use, alcohol withdrawal, liver failure, or an overactive thyroid. The doctor will need to diagnose the cause of your disorder in order to recommend the most appropriate treatment option.
What Does a Diagnosis Involve?
We actually offer a number of different tests to provide an accurate diagnosis. We will be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns prior to the procedure. We will discuss each step of the procedure beforehand. Our diagnostic procedures include:
- Electroencephalogram (EEG): We may perform this test to look for signs of possible brain disorders or other possible issues behind your shaking. The procedure involves placing metal electrodes against the scalp. The electrodes measure the electrical impulses of the brain cells communicating with each other.
- Evoked Potential (EP): Similar to the EEG test, this measures electrical impulses in the brain. The procedure involves stimulating specific neural pathways to diagnose the presence of multiple sclerosis.
- Electromyography (EMG): This test looks at the muscles and the nerve cells that control them. Measuring the electrical activity in the muscles allows the doctor to assess possible causes of shaking or the presence of neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
How Will the Doctor Treat the Problem?
That will depend on the form of tremor the patient suffers from. Some forms can be managed with physical or drug therapy. Others will respond well to surgery or a form of deep brain stimulation. Finally, the doctor may recommend removing possible stimulants of shaking, such as caffeine or other foods/drinks in your diet.
To stop chronic shaking, schedule your appointment today with Complete Neurological Care, located in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island. We offer the skills and technology necessary to diagnose and treat common neurological concerns.