MAKING WAVES: HIGH-INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND FOR ESSENTIAL TREMOR
BY TIM FOX
More than 7 million people in the U.S. live with a movement disorder called essential tremor. Because essential tremor can make everyday tasks—shaving, writing, driving a car—difficult if not impossible, living with essential tremor presents significant challenges. Treatment for essential tremor includes medication, a surgical option called deep-brain stimulation and a newer, non-surgical therapy known as high-intensity focused ultrasound.