Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Post by ElliotB » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:50 am

Found this info doing some unrelated research and thought it was noteworthy.
It is certainly not without risk (low risk but like virtually all medical procedures there is some) and is probably only for extreme cases and mainly for Parkinson's patients anyway but they do list it as a treatment for some cases of MS.

This device is basically like a pacemaker in its design but its electrodes are implanted in the brain instead of the heart. This is probably similar somewhat to the concept of tongue therapy you may have read about here recently on TIMS.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical option for patients with Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, dystonia, and tremor due to multiple sclerosis. During DBS surgery electrodes are implanted within the brain to deliver electrical impulses. The deep brain stimulation offers patients relief from the tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, stiffness and may help balance problems associated with their conditions. The stimulation can be adjusted as a patient's condition changes over time.

Here is a link:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/t ... n-overview

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