Deep brain stimulation surgery is the surgical treatment proposed to perform the implantation of the brain pacemaker medical device in the brain. The device is designed and developed to send the electrical impulses to some of the specific parts present in the brain. There are many therapeutic benefits found from the DBS procedures, for selected brain regions…
Need for surgery
Doctors determine the condition of the candidate, through a thorough examination. When the candidate is determined to have Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation treatment is proposed. Then the doctors will review the results that are possible from the surgery.
For Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation is considered a standard treatment. The symptoms of Parkinson’s are slowness, stiffness, tremor and the candidate becomes resistant to medication treatments. The medication works better, however the effect and relief last in just a few hours. When the deep brain stimulation procedure is conducted, the patient will get relief from the symptoms for 24 hours in a day. So, the overall quality of life will be improved for the patient.
Apart from Parkinson’s disease, deep brain treatment also works well for other clinical problems like essential tremor, dystonia, and OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
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