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Ultrasound and Parkinson’s

I recently got some info from a friend concerning ultrasound and tremors. I researched a little and found articles touting its effect on essential tremors. Articles dating back to 2018. Now an FDA approved treatment (?). I saw a MJFF article that seems to mention the possibility of using it for Parkinson’s. There also seem to be some serious side effects.

Has anyone in our community tried it? Heard any first hand experiences? Good, bad? Help ? No help?

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  1. Thank you for your comment, Jeff. If you have not already done so, I would suggest that you call your Movement Disorder Neurologist to get a medical view of the side effects of ultrasound. Regards, Marc M., Moderator, ParkinsonsDisease.Net

    1. Good questions Jeff T. Marc has the best answer but I would also ask is an ultrasound usually used for testing medical conditions rather than for treating them?
      All the best, Suzanne Troy, team member

      1. I mentioned my curiosity about focused ultrasound to my movement disorder specialist. According to current research it can only be done on one side of the brain as it causes major side effects if done on both sides. Continuing research needs to be done and more trials before most neurologists consider it a safe treatment although it has been FDA approved. The MJFOx Foundation has excellent information available. Thea DeStephano Community Team Member

        1. Thank you for the information. That is very helpful.

      2. I had a brief discussion just recently with my movement disorders neurologist about this. Both focused ultrasound (FUS) & DBS are available to me in the Los Angeles area. FUS is now approved for PD & I was very interested in it…less invasive than DBS. But she explained that it does come with risks which, once the procedure is done, is irreversible. DBS seems more drastic & invasive & of course has risks, but the devise can be removed if it causes unwanted symptoms. I’ve heard many favorable comments about its results & wi

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