Doctors made another breakthrough after they were able to cure the uncontrollable right hand tremors of a patient who is a painter as well as a decorator. The technique is a new innovation that makes it possible for medics to perform an operation in the deepest part of the brain without having to resort to an invasive surgery.
The patient is Selwyn Lucas, a 52 year old man working as painter and decorator who was suffering from the tremor which he is not able to control in his right hand. This has been going on for 20 years already.
The condition’s underlying caused is due to the abnormal electrical circuits that are present in his brain. The medics utilized focused beams through an ultrasound in order to target the faulty tissue as well as reset the patient’s brain.
Mr. Lucas is a resident of St. Austell, Cornwall. After his operation, he is now able to keep his right hand steady and in his own words he is feeling fantastic. The new therapy is the latest test and he agreed to be the one of first among 20 other patients who will be undergoing the trial.
Scientists are currently on the process of performing trials for the said technique and they are using patients with essential tremor. The tremor is considered a brain disorder that is makes individuals shake without control. Currently, there are about one million individuals in the United Kingdom that are affected by this.
It is the hope of the experts in the medical field that in the coming years it can also be applied in other conditions wherein shaking is present such multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. As of today, patients suffering from these tremors are only advised to take medications while in severe cases, deep brain stimulation is required. When this happens, electrodes must be surgically implanted into the patient’s brain.
Mr. Lucas is happy now that he will be able to continue his job as painter and decorator after suffering for five years where he can only use his left hand thus affecting his work performance.
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