A 32-year-old member asked:
How does deep brain stimulation implant work?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
Pacemaker for Brain: In many ways a deep brain stimulator access a pacemaker for the brain. It sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. In select brain regions has provided remarkable benefits for otherwise treatment-resistant movement and affective disorders such as chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, tremor and depression.
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Neurology 24 years experience
HOW DBS WORKS!: DBS works by implanting an electrode in a nucleus of brain.The target varies depending on what is being treated.The electrode has contacts on it that can be programmed by changing the voltage, pulse width and frequency which can be programed 2 weeks to a month after surgery by a neurologist.The electrical signal either inhibits or stimulates the nucleus changing the firing pattern of Neurons.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What is deep brain stimulation for?
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Neurology 53 years experience
Parkinson's disease: When the patient becomes severely afflicted and the disease has been present for more than 5-7 yrs and the medication is now rather suboptimal with on/off episodes and worsening quality of life, dbs is an option.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Are there risks with deep brain stimulation?
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Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
What is the deep brain stimulation system?
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Neurosurgery 15 years experience
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