About DBS Therapy

Unlike other surgical treatments for dystonia, deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy is possibly reversible and adjustable. It uses an implanted device that stimulates specific areas of the brain, enabling circuits that control movement to function better. This may relieve the symptoms of your disease.

What Is It?

DBS therapy for dystonia uses a surgically implanted medical device similar to a cardiac pacemaker to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas within the brain.
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Benefits and Risks

All treatment and outcome results are specific to the individual patient, and will form part of your consultation with your healthcare professional.

Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results, and other important medical information that pertains to DBS therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more by reviewing the most common questions and concerns about DBS therapy for dystonia.
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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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