Also called: DBS Therapy; DBS
With deep brain stimulation, signals are delivered to precisely targeted areas within each side of the brain. Continuous stimulation of these areas can block the signals that cause the disabling motor symptoms of conditions like Parkinson’s, dystonia and essential tremor. Many patients rapidly achieve greater control over their body movement after receiving deep brain stimulation.
Deep brain stimulation is done by a team that includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists and rehabilitation medicine and pain specialists who provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of each patient.