A member asked:

Gait freezingafter deep brain stimulation surgery for parkinson's disease any suggestions?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Robert Hutchman answered

Specializes in Neurology

Maximize CDS!!: First, make sure your dbs programming is being done well by an experienced programmer. Get a second opinion if needed! then, make sure your regimen includes meds to maximize cds (continuous Dopamine stimulation), and thus maximally improve freezing. I call them grade "a" meds: a for Azilect & agonists (neupro (rotigotine) patch, Requip xl & Mirapex er). They last longer than sinemet or Comtan = less freezing!

Answered 6/30/2014


Dr. Adam Hebb answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Complex Issue: Gait is a very complex neurological function that relies on many systems functioning together. I would recommend that you see a specialist in dbs programming to help you maximize function.

Answered 1/4/2015



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