Tremors are defined as a rhythmic and involuntary movement of the muscles to and fro. It impacts the hands, legs, head and various other parts of the body. In resting position, an individual would see jerking movements in the legs and hands and when walking there would also be sudden involuntary reflexes in the limbs. One also experiences these in complete sleep to.
HOW IS TREMORS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of tremors is done by a neurologist who observes these symptoms and also does a CT scan and MRI to confirm the same.
HOW IS TREMORS TREATED?
There is no cure for most tremors. Treatment to relieve them depends on their cause. In many cases, medicines and sometimes surgical procedures can reduce or stop tremors and improve muscle control. Tremors are not life threatening. However, they can be embarrassing and make it hard to perform daily tasks. Surgical intervention such as thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation may ease certain tremors. These surgeries are usually performed only when the tremor is severe and does not respond to drugs. Response can be excellent.
DID YOU KNOW?
Not all tremors are related to Parkinson's disease