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Can deep brain stimulation fix my syringomyelia?

Can deep brain stimulation fix my syringomyelia?

DBS & Syrinx: No. DBS can not treat Syringomyelia (Syrinx). A Syrinx is a structural defect in the spinal cord. DBS treats disorders such as Parkinson disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia that deal with neurotransmitter deficits and incorrect signaling of neurons. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Deep Brain Stimulation (Definition)

Deep brain stimulators are used in the treatment of parkinson's and tremors. A person is scanned with a MRI or ct frame on their head. A burrhole is then made and a stimulator wire is passed into a precise deep brain target. This is connected to a stimulator which placed under the skin. They are very expensive but ...Read more


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Are there risks with deep brain stimulation?

Are there risks with deep brain stimulation?

DBS: With any surgery there are risks. Infection, bleeding, stroke among them. There are also risks with anesthesia and i would inquire from both your surgeon and anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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How should I go about applying for deep brain stimulation?

How should I go about applying for deep brain stimulation?

Talk to neurosurgeon: This procedure is usually done by a neurosurgeon with a neurologist helping. Look in your local area to see if any of these providers offer this service. ...Read more

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What exactly is deep brain stimulation surgery?

Electrodes in brain: Deep brain stimulation is a procedure used for advanced parkinson's, essential tremor and dystonia. It involves guiding thin electrodes to deep structures in the brain, with submillimetric accuracy in the best circumstances. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is deep brain stimulation?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is deep brain stimulation?

Neuromodulation: DBS is a therapy that uses small amount of electricity through a stimulator electrode precisely placed in nodal points of brain circuitry to modify the output of brain. If placed in motor circuits it helps Parkinson's and tremor and dystonia, in sensory circuits it can help pain and in lambic circuits it can help OCD and depression ...Read more

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Can deep brain stimulation cause cognitive problems?

Can deep brain stimulation cause cognitive problems?

Possibly: Dbs holds promise as a treatment for parkinson's disease, depression, and ocd. It is still listed as an experimental treatment by the nimh. Possible side effects include: bleeding in the brain or stroke, infection, disorientation or confusion, unwanted mood changes, movement disorders, lightheadedness, and trouble sleeping. It's experimental so other as yet unidentified side effects may occur. ...Read more

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Is deep brain stimulation recommended for severe ocd?

Is deep brain stimulation recommended for severe ocd?

Treatment resistant: Deep brain stimulation can be used for severe ocd, but only after all other treatments are exhausted. It is an invasive treatment, but can be of use. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/3/60/. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Falci
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Syringomyelia (Definition)

Syringomyelia is the development of a fluid-filled cavity or syrinx within the spinal cord, which may be related to blockage of the Cerebrospinal Fluid ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more