Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that involves the implantation of a device, often referred to as a "brain pacemaker," to deliver electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain. The primary purpose of DBS is to modulate abnormal neural activity and alleviate symptoms associated with certain neurological and movement disorders.

Symptom Management: DBS is used to manage symptoms of various neurological conditions, particularly movement disorders characterized by abnormal brain activity.

Conditions Treated with DBS:

Parkinson's Disease: DBS is commonly used to treat symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and bradykinesia (slowness of movement) in individuals with Parkinson's disease.

Essential Tremor: DBS is effective in reducing or eliminating tremors associated with essential tremor.

Dystonia: DBS is used to manage symptoms of certain forms of dystonia, a movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle contractions.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: In some cases, DBS is explored as a treatment for severe, treatment-resistant OCD.

Deep Brain Stimulation