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Tremors Specialist

Complete Neurological Care

Adult and Child Neurology & Epileptology located in New York & New Jersey & Florida

If you experience involuntary body shaking because of tremors, turn to Complete Neurological Care, with New York City locations in Forest Hills and Queens, and the Financial District, Midtown, and neighborhoods in Manhattan, plus Valley Stream and Hicksville, New York, and Passaic, 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.

Tremors Q & A

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:

  • Shaky hands
  • Consistent, involuntary shaking of your head
  • Shaking that worsens with movement
  • Tremors that get worse with fatigue or stress

Tremors can make it difficult to hold a cup without spilling, eat normally, put on makeup, shave, and write legibly. 

What causes tremors?

Common causes and risk factors for tremors include:

  • Genetic mutations
  • Older age
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

Tremors can occur because of certain medications, alcohol withdrawal, overactive thyroid, or liver failure. Your Complete Neurological Care specialist finds the root cause of tremors 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:

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

EEG involves placing metal electrodes against your scalp to measure electrical impulses of brain cells. This type of 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. 

Electromyography (EMG)

EMG is a test that evaluates muscles and nerve cells 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 Complete Neurological Care 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 Complete Neurological Care, or schedule an appointment online today.