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Deep brain stimulation (or DBS) is the main type of surgery used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's. It's not a cure, but it may help to control your movement symptoms.
It may also mean that someone has to take less medication, which can reduce the risk of medication side effects, such as involuntary movements (dyskinesia).
For more about deep brain stimulation and other forms for surgery, take a look at our free Surgery for Parkinson's booklet.
Who is suitable for deep brain stimulation?
Not everyone will be suitable for deep brain stimulation and it won't work for everyone who has the operation. But you can discuss the option with your specialist or Parkinson's nurse.
What does deep brain stimulation involve?
Deep brain stimulation involves implanting very fine wires with electrodes at their tips into the brain.
These are connected to extensions that are tunnelled under the skin behind the ear and down the neck. They are connected to a pulse generator (a device like a pacemaker), which is placed under the skin around the chest or stomach area.
Posted on: 09/05/2016 Categories: Charity News
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