A tremor is an involuntary, moderately shaking movement that is repeated over and over including one or many body parts. Most tremors happen in the hands but they can also affect the arms, head, face, voice, trunk, and legs. Sometimes a tremor is a symptom of another neurological disorder or a side effect of certain drugs. The most common structure of tremor occurs in a typical healthy person. Some forms of tremors are inherited and run in families, but some have no known link to cause them. Excessive alcohol consumption or alcohol withdrawal can kill certain nerve cells which causes the onset of tremor, especially in the hand. Other causes involve an overactive thyroid and the use of certain drugs or medications. Tremors may occur at any age but is most common in middle-aged and older persons.
Although the disorder is not lethal or life-threatening, millions of people suffer from this common but embarrassing medical condition. An estimated 5 million Americans find it difficult to complete daily tasks. Even pouring a cup of coffee can become impossible. Tremors are expressed by physicians and other health professionals to be one of the most challenging symptoms to treat.
To date, there have been zero reports of consistently effective drugs for tremors. Some medications can aide involuntary shaking with fluctuating degrees of success. Your doctor will prescribe the best one for you based on your diagnosis. At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients with tremors and educating patients about its symptoms and conditions. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your tremors and gain symptom relief.
How to Obtain Tremor Relief
Physical therapy exercises can help reduce tremors, strengthen muscles, and improve coordination and muscle control. A physical therapist might also advise some adaptive devices to reduce the effect of your tremors during your daily activities.
Including medications, physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture. Lifestyle changes will be strongly suggested and are usually effective in reducing the shakes. Lifestyle changes can include:
- Elimination of caffeine, alcohol, or any other foods that may activate the shakes
- Stress management techniques such as deep breathing and yoga or massage therapy
- Adverse Medication
- A toxin work up to check for high levels of hormones or environmental toxins
Chiropractic combined with physical therapy works to map out sensory and motor information to see what can be re-trained and reprogramed in the spine and brain pathways to reduce tremors
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) Injections for Tremor Relief
Botox is typically known as the treatment to help smooth facial wrinkles. Botox is a toxin derived from the Clostridium botulinum germ and is a muscle-relaxing medication that also has a numerous medical perks.
Botox injections have proven to be extremely useful for muscle stiffness experienced by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and is also available as a treatment for stroke and people suffering from cerebral palsy (seizures). Injections can help bring relief for up to three months. Neuro-Prolotherapy injections are another option of treatment that can improve autonomic nervous system function.
If tremors are putting an impact on your life, AdvaCare Clinics can help! Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.