05 OCT

There are many different kinds of tremors depending on severity and origin. Essential tremor is the most common type which can occur as a result of inherited cerebellum disorder and affects approximately 3 to 4 in 100 people, mostly aged 60 years and older. However, younger people, including children, can also be affected by it. Essential tremor can be kinetic (occurs when the hands are moving only) and postural (when the hands are outstretched) and, while most people suffer from one type only, some people can experience both. The condition causes difficulty with many daily tasks, such as writing, lifting beverages or similar and, while, over time, shaking can decrease, frequency usually increases.

Essential tremor is not easily treated and one of the main reasons for that lies in a lack of consistently effective medication. Some drugs prescribed for people with ET are usually used for treating other conditions, such as epilepsy or hypertension, mostly have strong side effects, such as drowsiness, nausea and can cause addiction and physical dependence. Considering the fact that the disorder is not dangerous or life threatening, but rather an embarrassing condition, the best way to treat it is by minimising dependence on drugs and taking a more holistic approach or combining both types of treatments.

The non-pharmacological approach can involve physical therapy, chiropractic care, deep breathing and yoga. Chiropractic care combined with exercises can strengthen the muscles, increase coordination and muscle control which will improve communication between the brain and body and can significantly reduce tremor. Also, a professional chiropractor can help you relax contracted muscles affected by ET.

Although the condition is mostly hereditary, it can be caused by a spinal trauma as well which can result in an irritation to the central system. By applying full-spine diversified manipulation as well as upper cervical technique, motion to the affected areas of the spinal column can be restored, ensuring that the central system functions properly. It has been proved that after 4 months of chiropractic treatment, essential tremor can significantly cease even without any medical help.

If you do not know what to expect when visiting a chiropractor for the first time, be sure that you are choosing a method which will not help you only with tremors, but also your overall wellbeing in a completely natural way. No matter how old you are, this type of care can be combined with any additional treatment you are receiving. By finding the root of the cause of your problem, your chiropractor will tailor specific treatment for you that will encourage your body to heal itself and remain healthy in the long run.