Tremor

Norton Children’s board-certified and fellowship-trained neurologists are the leading providers of tremor care in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Norton Children’s Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Our physicians are experts in their fields who are training the next generation of pediatric specialists.

We’ll determine the severity of your child’s tremors and create a treatment plan that minimizes risk so your child can get back to being a kid.

What are tremors?

Tremors are an involuntary, abnormal movement involving one or more body parts. They are described as somewhat rhythmic. They can be very prominent or very subtle, occurring all of the time or just during certain times.

A tremor can happen at any age but is much more common in adults. Tremors can be quite debilitating and make performing everyday tasks difficult.

Tremors can occur on their own or be related to other neurological disorders, such as stroke, trauma or multiple sclerosis. Some medications also can cause tremors.

Diagnosing tremors

Our team can diagnose tremors based on a neurological exam and assessment of abnormal movements. Tremors are classified into different types based on their characteristics. Blood tests and brain imaging (MRI) can help evaluate for other causes of the tremor.

Treating tremors

Our team may treat your child’s tremor based on the type of tremor he or she has. Some medications may help one type of tremor but not another type.

In severe cases, our team may recommend surgical procedures, such as placing a deep brain stimulator in the brain.

Norton Children’s Hospital’s physical and occupational therapists can help your child find ways to perform daily tasks and cope with living with tremor. Team members also can help eliminate any medications or substances that may worsen your child’s tremors.

Meet the team

Elizabeth Doll, M.D.

Anna O. Ehret, M.D.

Darren Farber, M.D.

Arpita Lakhotia, M.D.

Debra O’Donnell, M.D.

Michael Sweeney, M.D.

Neuroscience

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(502) 588-3650

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(502) 583-1697

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