About The Neuravive Treatment

What is The Neuravive Treatment?

Neuravive is a non-invasive treatment that reduces tremor in the dominant hand. It is based on MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) technology which combines High intensity focused ultrasound that is guided by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Ultrasound is a form of energy that passes through skin, muscle, fat and bone without the need for incisions, electrodes or inserted probes.  Ultrasound energy is non-ionizing, meaning the patient is not being exposed to radiation during the procedure. High intensity focused ultrasound energy, when focused on a small target volume, raises the tissue temperature of the target high enough to destroy it, thereby providing a therapeutic effect.

During the Neuravive procedure, ultrasound waves pass through the brain without a need for an incision.  These ultrasound waves are focused on a specific point in the brain (Vim of the thalamus) to create a tiny ablation or burn.

The whole procedure is conducted inside an MRI imaging scanner.  The MRI is the eyes of the treatment, enabling the physician to plan, guide and target the area easily. It also enables precise measurement of the temperature in order to verify that only the intended tissue is targeted and destroyed.

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In clinical studies, patients reported an immediate and significant improvement in tremor immediately following treatment.

*Elias WJ, et. al. An International, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for Essential Tremor. The New England Journal of Medicine, Aug 2016.

The focused ultrasound treatment is capable of penetrating the skull without making an incision. There is no need for anesthesia and the patient is completely conscious during treatment.

Since the treatment is non-invasive, it can be performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning minimal hospitalization is needed. You can expect to resume normal activities within days.

Safe and effective with minimal side effects.

After a single treatment, most patients report a significant relief from symptoms almost immediately.  They can return to normal daily activities, such as drinking, eating and writing, on their own.

  
Neuravive - Possible Risks and Side Effects:

Be sure to discuss with your physician all the risks involved with the Neuravive treatment. In general, the side effects of the Neuravive treatment are minimal, but as with any medical procedure, there are risks.

During the treatment you may experience dizziness, pain, nausea or other sensations

Temporary or permanent muscle weakness, gait disturbances or sensory effects (tingling, numbness) in your fingers or elsewhere may occur in your body.

There is the possibility that your tremor may return some months or years after treatment.

Temporary or permanent muscle weakness, gait disturbances or sensory effects (tingling, numbness) in your fingers or elsewhere in your body.

This procedure does not treat the underlying disease nor prevent the exacerbation or progression of the disease.

If you experience a blood clot after the procedure that is not treated quickly, you may have long term related complications, such as muscle, heart, brain or lung damage.

1. Immediate Tremor Improvement*

In clinical studies, patients reported an immediate and significant improvement in tremor immediately following treatment.

*Elias WJ, et. al. An International, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for Essential Tremor. The New England Journal of Medicine, Aug 2016.

2. Non-Invasive

The focused ultrasound treatment is capable of penetrating the skull without making an incision. There is no need for anesthesia and the patient is completely conscious during treatment.

3. Quick Recovery

Since the treatment is non-invasive, it can be performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning minimal hospitalization is needed. You can expect to resume normal activities within days.

4. CE Marked & FDA Approved

Safe and effective with minimal side effects.

5. Significantly Improves Quality of Life

After a single treatment, most patients report a significant relief from symptoms almost immediately.  They can return to normal daily activities, such as drinking, eating and writing, on their own.

Consult with your physician

Be sure to discuss with your physician all the risks involved with the Neuravive treatment. In general, the side effects of the Neuravive treatment are minimal, but as with any medical procedure, there are risks.

Short Term

During the treatment you may experience dizziness, pain, nausea or other sensations

Temporary or permanent muscle weakness, gait disturbances or sensory effects (tingling, numbness) in your fingers or elsewhere may occur in your body.

Long Term

There is the possibility that your tremor may return some months or years after treatment.

Temporary or permanent muscle weakness, gait disturbances or sensory effects (tingling, numbness) in your fingers or elsewhere in your body.

This procedure does not treat the underlying disease nor prevent the exacerbation or progression of the disease.

If you experience a blood clot after the procedure that is not treated quickly, you may have long term related complications, such as muscle, heart, brain or lung damage.