What is your age?
Do you take any medications (presumably so)...?
When did you develop the tremors in relation to the auto accident?
First of all, I would like to note that the Flexeril lists tremor as a common side effect of the medication. That being said, if you can correlate the tremors to after you started the Flexeril, that might be your answer. If not, the tremors could be related. I would suggest having a nerve conduction study done before you change Neurologist. Tremors themselves can be caused by medications (such as antidepressants, amphetamines, caffeine, or even withdrawal from narcotics and other medications), thyroid disorders, MS, and even head injuries. Usually, MRI of the brain, blood test and even Cat Scan of the head are used to diagnose tremors. So, in light of this, if the appropriate test have been made and a diagnosis has been made, then no, I would stick with this same Dr. If not, and this Dr is not willing to investigate further into the cause, you should seek a second opinion.
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Yes, I do feel like you need more testing. I do not feel like he could diagnose you appropriately without proper testing. If essential tremors are to blame, then atleast you will know that they are not caused by other precipitating factors.
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I feel like the cervical spine injury could certainly cause weakness and shakiness in your hands, and yes, even fine tremors (from the possible nerve impingement on the spinal nerves). Familial tremors are due to a genetic mutation. Essential tremors have unknown causes....people who don't have a genetic link. That being said, your Neurologist may not know what the tremors are coming from and have labeled them 'essential tremors' because the cause of essential tremors is still unclear. You sound like you are ready to move on to a different physician since this one is not giving you the attention, time and treatment you deserve, so it might be a good idea to move on at this point.