I am participating in a clinical trial of guided ultrasound treatment for Parkinson’s at Stanford University and had the treatment on Wednesday. My primary symptom, pre-op, was a sometimes uncontrollable tremors in my left wrist that left my hand flopping about.
According to the physicians’ notes on Stanford’s My Health app, I received 15 doses of ultrasound. In the wake of the operation, the tremor has become far less obtrusive and somewhat less frequent. The main other effects that I am experiencing are a reduction in stiffness, which allows me to walk with more spring and flexibility, and a much greater ease in moving from a sitting to a standing position from a soft chair seat. One of the surgeons told me that it might take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effects of the operation to be felt. So I plan to login again and update my status.