MD- Alternative Medicine, BHMS, Theoritical & Practical Application Training In Ozonotherapy, DIploma In Chiropractic, Certificate of Sujok Therapy, WHARF/HMI/HIV/AIDS Basic Training Programme, Certificate of Chelation Therapy
Alternative Medicine Specialist - Specializes in Treatment of Tremors
Tremor is an unintentional, rhythmic muscle movement involving to-and-fro movements (oscillations) of one or more parts of the body. It is the most common of all involuntary movements and can affect the hands, arms, head, face, voice, trunk, and legs. Most tumors occur in the hands. In some people, tremor is a symptom of a neurological disorder or appears as a side effect of certain drugs. The most common form of tremor, however, occurs in otherwise largely healthy people. Although tremor is not life-threatening, it can be embarrassing to some people and make it harder to perform daily tasks.
HOW IS TREMORS DIAGNOSED?
A neurologist performs various tests to diagnose tremors:
1. Neurological tests which include the following:
• Tendon reflexes
• Muscle strength and tone
• Ability to feel certain sensations
• Posture and coordination
2. Laboratory tests which include the following:
• Thyroid disease
• Metabolic problems
• Drug side effects
• Alcohol levels
• Levels of chemicals that may cause tremor
3. Performance tests which include the following:
• Drink from a glass
• Hold your arms outstretched
• Draw a spiral
HOW IS TREMORS TREATED?
Medications are commonly used to treat Tremors but in certain cases, Botox Injections and physical therapy also help in treating Tremors.
DID YOU KNOW?
The normal or physiological tremor is a fine, almost imperceptible, tremor that is difficult to see by the naked eye and does not interfere with activities. It can be seen in the fingers when the arms are outstretched. The frequency of the contractions is in the area of 8 to 13 cycles per minute. The cause of this tremor is not known, but it is not considered to be associated with any disease process.