Essential tremor is a common movement disorder that usually affects the arms or hands. Living with tremor can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even disabling at times. Daily activities such as dressing, feeding, and writing become can become difficult to perform. Medications sometimes help, but not all patients can control their tremors adequately with medications. Such patients sometimes turn to deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a way to further control tremors.
This information should answer questions you and your family may have about DBS. After reading the information, talk with your doctor. Together, you will decide if this treatment may be right for you.