In more severe cases that fail to respond to medication, surgical treatment may be considered.
Your neurologist may recommend a surgical procedure to modify the abnormal brain signals that trigger your severe tremor. They may suggest deep brain stimulation (DBS) or radiosurgery.
Your neurologist places an electrode into your brain, usually in the thalamus. The electrode connects to a small stimulator that your surgeon implants under the skin of your chest.
It acts similarly to a pacemaker, sending pulses into your brain to block the abnormal nerve signals.
Radiosurgery is an outpatient procedure. It uses highly focused radiation to create lesions on the overactive brain cells in your thalamus causing your tremor.
Call your doctor today for a referral for a consultation from OrthoNeuro’s Neurologist if your tremors occur frequently and interfere with your life.