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Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure to implant a pacemaker-like device that sends electrical signals to brain areas responsible for body movement. Electrodes are placed deep in the brain and are connected to a stimulator/battery device. Similar to a heart pacemaker, a neurostimulator uses electric pulses to help regulate brain activity. DBS can help reduce the symptoms of tremor, slowness of movement, stiffness, and walking problems caused by movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, or essential tremor.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders.pdf

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