Some signs of Parkinson’s disease appear long before the telltale tremors begin. Find out how to spot symptoms earlier so your doctor can treat them.
Can sending electrical impulses deep within the brain help partially paralyzed stroke survivors move again? That’s a question Cleveland Clinic researchers hope to answer in a pioneering study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Occasional trembling and shaky hands can occur at any age, but are more likely the older you get. Here are five things to keep in mind when you or a loved one notice a tremor.
The onset of tremors poses a scary possibility — could this be Parkinson’s disease? But there are lots of other common causes of tremors that could explain yours. Here, your tremor questions are answered.
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A new frameless platform makes deep brain stimulation treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other conditions much more comfortable for patients. Surgeons use deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat symptoms — usually tremors — that can’t be well-controlled with medication. It has been very helpful in controlling symptoms, but the patient has always had to endure … Read More
There are few diseases as devastating as Huntington’s disease (HD) – a progressive condition that can cause uncontrollable movement, emotional disturbances and cognitive problems. We know this mysterious condition is encoded in people’s genes, but researchers have yet to unlock exactly how to stop or slow its progression. However, new research offers insight about the … Read More
Managing stressful feelings and situations is a life skill for all of us, but it’s especially important if you struggle with essential tremor. While medication and lifestyle changes can help control symptoms, stress, in particular, can easily aggravate the condition. At first, essential tremor can resemble Parkinson’s disease. But you can tell the two conditions … Read More
Children with uncontrollable movements, or generalized dystonia, have an option that isn’t widely known: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). This surgical treatment (which involves implanting electrodes in the brain) is not new, but it’s also not often considered for kids. One reason is that generalized dystonia in children simply isn’t a very common problem. Those who … Read More