Tremors are a symptom of several neuromuscular and neurological disorders, interfering with normal living and taking a toll on everyday quality of life. New York Neurology Associates offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to evaluate and manage tremors, providing patient-centered solutions for patients in the Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Downtown neighborhoods of Manhattan, and throughout Long Island, NY.
A tremor is an involuntary movement that affects one area of the body, most commonly the arms, hands or head. Tremors may appear as a persistent shaking, trembling or nodding, and they can range from mild to severe, with more severe tremors interfering with everyday activities like writing, drinking and holding objects.
Tremors can cause different symptoms depending on the underlying cause and other factors. The most common symptoms include:
the rhythmic shaking of the hands, arms, legs or head
problems holding items
difficulty writing or performing tasks requiring fine motor control
problems walking or performing other gross motor activities
Tremors can be caused by several underlying medical conditions, including:
stroke or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
degenerative brain diseases
other issues affecting the nervous system
Excessive alcohol consumption can also cause tremors, and sometimes, the cause of a tremor cannot be determined. Tremors are more likely to occur in older people, and in some people, symptoms may be exacerbated by stress.
Treatment of tremors can be problematic, especially in patients in whom a specific underlying cause cannot be identified. Having a comprehensive physical examination, including an in-depth medical history, plays an important role in diagnosis, and other tests like blood tests, diagnostic imaging studies or nerve studies may also be performed. Patients with Parkinson’s disease may benefit from prescription medications or from deep brain stimulation, a state-of-the-art therapeutic intervention that uses a tiny implanted device to send electrical impulses to a specific portion of the brain. The device is implanted beneath the skin and can be adjusted to suit the patient’s symptoms. When tremors cause pain or discomfort or interfere with normal activities, physical therapy may be helpful in enabling patients to learn how to help control movements, reduce discomfort and improve function.
See our list of the insurances we accept. If you don't see yours, please call our office.
"I really enjoy theses guys, they are great. I'm glad i found them when i did. There treatment has helped me a lot."
"Amazing experience this practice. No one was able to treat my migraines until I went to see Dr. Starkman. Highly recommend!"
" I would recommend this practice for anyone who needs pain management."
"Dr. Jadoo is very professional and friendly. I have a very serious neurological disease and she is very knowledgeable and honest about treatment options."
"Very Good Doctor! Dr. Jadoo was very nice, very professional and very helpful with my problem. I felt very comfortable with her and she explains things really well."
"Dr. Jadoo was very knowledgeable about my disease and was able to provide answers to all my questions. I would recommend her to anyone with a neuromuscular disorder."
"Dr. Iones is friendly, thorough, and takes the time to explain what patients need to know. Dr. Iones has an excellent bedside manner."
"The office was very nice and professional. I felt comfortable and cared for. I would definitely recommend Dr. Iones to friends and will be returning..."
"Dr. Iones really takes time with each patient and listens to your concerns -- I feel like this one one of the most comprehensive doctor's visits I have ever had."
"Excellent. Dr.Mohen restored my confidence in personalized patient-centered treatment.she was courteous, friendly and she is very in sync with current options.."
" Dr. Mohen has been thorough and inviting. She regularly keeps in contact with checking on my progress. Most importantly she has given me hope."
"Dr. Mohen took the time to listen to me and asked lots of questions so as to determine the proper diagnosis and treatment. She was welcoming, friendly & knowledgeable.."
"Dr. Ioffee is a great listener and suggests other specialists when needed. Very clean and bright office space and very pleasant receptionist."
"Dr. Saremsky did a great job of listening to our concerns, and interacted with our son in a pleasant and caring way."
"I felt so well listened to by Dr. Saremsky. He was kind, compassionate, and very good at explaining ASD. I would recommend him without reservations."
"I love Dr. Saremsky. I have two sons that see him and he is patient and thorough. I have sent many other families to see him and always receive a thank you."