As reviewed on our Parkinson’s Disease page, tremor is rhythmic shaking. It can be caused by Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, trauma, or a genetic condition called Essential Tremor. Patients who have a poor response to their medications or who can not tolerate them have the option of surgical treatment.
The following surgeries are available for tremor:
We have published our research on bilateral thalamic DBS for head tremor (see our Research page).