Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a type of therapy that uses electrical stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, multiple sclerosis, and certain other neurological conditions. DBS can be effective in treating movement problems such as tremors, stiffness, difficulty in walking, and slowed movement.
Doctors may use DBS when medications have become less effective and/or when side effects of the medications interfere with daily activities.
DBS does not cure PD or other conditions, but it can ease symptoms and decrease the amount of medications you need to treat the symptoms, thus improving your quality of life.
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