09 Mar Essential Tremor is treated using the latest in Neurology by Sarasota Doctor. Watch video on how.
Essential tremor (ET) is a slowly progressive neurological disorder of which the most recognizable feature is a tremor of the arms or hands that is apparent during voluntary movements such as eating and writing. This type of tremor is often referred to as “kinetic tremor.” The general pattern being that the tremor begins in the arms and then spreads to these other regions in selected patients. Some patients may have unsteadiness and problems with gait and balance that are above and beyond that due to normal aging. Aside from enhanced physiological tremor, it is the most common type of tremor and one of the most commonly observed movement disorders. Essential tremor was also previously known as “benign essential tremor”, but the adjective “benign” has been removed in recognition of the sometimes disabling nature of the disorder. Although essential tremor is often mild, patients with severe tremor have difficulty performing many of their routine activities of daily living.