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Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease

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This publication provides an overview of deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical procedure used to treat several disabling neurological symptoms--most commonly the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems. The procedure is also used to treat essential tremor and dystonia. The publications describes the DBS system and its advantages for patients. Also discussed is NINDS-funded research on DBS, including studies to further improve the system. A list of sources of additional information about Parkinson's disease is included as well.

Related resources:
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page
Parkinson's Disease Information Page

Pub ID: 14-5648
Publication Date: 7/2014
Format: Pamphlet
Number Of Pages: 7
Audience: General Public
Series: Fact Sheets

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