(Not so) good vibrations
Q: I've noticed that the index finger on my right hand "shivers" when I use the mouse on the computer. It lasts about 20 seconds and then goes away. What do you think is causing this?
Dr. Wright: There are a number of factors a physician needs to consider when trying to make a diagnosis for this type of symptom, so the first thing I'm going to advise is that you see your doctor.
From your description, you could be experiencing some kind of tremor. There are many different kinds of tremors -- some serious, some not. Your doctor will probably inquire if the tremor occurs when you are still, when you attempt to move, if it only occurs in one position, whether there is a history of tremor in your family, or if it has come out of the blue.
Tremors may be caused by any number of situations. They can include: injury such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, other forms of nerve damage or degeneration, a specific disease process such as Parkinson's disease, medication side effects, heavy metal poisoning, thyroid disease, alcohol abuse or stress, just to name a few. Treatment should be based on cause and may include supplementation, physical therapy, or stress management.
I would encourage you to see a natural health physician about this to ensure a thorough evaluation of ALL the factors that may be contributing to your problem. And you'll be more likely to find the most natural approach for treating it. To find a natural medicine doctor in your area, contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine at (800)532-3688 or go to www.acam.org.
About the author
Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. has degrees from both Harvard University (cum laude) and the University of Michigan. More than any other doctor, he practically invented the modern science of applied nutritional biochemistry and he has advanced nutritional medicine for nearly three decades.
As of today, Dr. Wright has received over 35,000 patient visits at his now-famous Tahoma Clinic in Washington State.
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