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Bloomington, MN 55437
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AdvaCare Clinic in Bloomington, MN:  Involuntary Tremor Symptom Relief

A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving TO and FRO movements (oscillations or twitching) of one or more body parts. Sometimes a tremor is a symptom of another neurological disorder or a side effect of certain drugs.  Tremors may occur at any age but is most common in middle-aged and older persons.

Tremors are considered by physicians and other health professionals to be one of the most difficult symptoms to treat. To date, there have been no reports of consistently effective drugs for tremors. Some medications can help involuntary shaking with varying degrees of success.

Therapy for Tremors

Physical therapy exercises can sometimes reduce tremors, strengthen muscles, and improve coordination and muscle control. They may also suggest some adaptive devices to reduce the effect of your tremors on your daily activities.

Lifestyle changes will be recommended and are often effective in reducing the shakes. Lifestyle changes can include:

  • Elimination of caffeine, alcohol, or any other foods that can stimulate the shakes
  • Stress management techniques such as deep breathing and yoga

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) Injections for Tremor Relief

Botox, a toxin derived from the Clostridium botulinum germ, is a muscle-relaxing medication that also has a number of medical benefits.

Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) injections have proven effective for muscle stiffness experienced by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and is also available as a treatment for stroke and cerebral palsy sufferers. Injections can bring relief for up to three months.
Download our printable Involuntary Tremor Symptom Relief Information Sheet.

The goal of treatment is to minimize functional disabilities and reduce social handicaps for a quality of life you may not have thought was possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 952-835-6653.

 

Our office and staff are committed to providing all patients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or religious or political beliefs, quality health care services delivered with dignity and concern.