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Have trouble getting up after DBS surgery for Parkinson’s. Could it be due to reduction in Sinement about 50% or has to do with suboptimal stimulation?

Have trouble getting up after DBS surgery for Parkinson’s. Could it be due to reduction in Sinement about 50% or has to do with suboptimal stimulation?

Need to talk: Directly to your movement specialist. This could be related to some many things from your reduction of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) to some complication related to your DBS implantation. Don't get caught up spending too much time online, seek the input of your caregivers who know you best. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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Can I get dbs or gamma knife surgery for Parkinson's even though I have epilepsy?

Can I get dbs or gamma knife surgery for Parkinson's even though I have epilepsy?

Yes: If you epilepsy is under control with medications, there is no reason why you couldn't be evaluated for movement disorder surgery, such as dbs. ...Read more

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How effective is deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease?

How effective is deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease: Deep brain stimulation surgery has become an excellent adjunct treatment of Parkinson's disease but it is reserved for patients that have failed medical treatment and are continuing to worsen with their symptoms. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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If a person undergoes deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease, are the tremors permanently cured?

DBS improves tremor : Parkinson's disease is a disease of the whole brain, and tremor is one sign. Luckily, dbs works great for tremor. It may even help the tremors permanently. However, dbs does not stop the progression of parkinson's disease. As the parkinson's disease progresses, other signs develop that are not helped by the dbs. This is a complex discussion that should be held with your movement disorders doc. ...Read more

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Can a person with Parkinson's disease. Undergoes dbs surgery?Will it be useful to a patient of 72 years old?

Can a person with Parkinson's disease. Undergoes dbs surgery?Will it be useful to a patient of 72 years old?

YES: Deep brain stimulation is beneficial to anyone who still gets any benefit from Carbidopa-Levodopa (sinemet), regardless of age. Even more so, a european study from last year suggests that dbs can even be beneficial in early stages of the disease. Of course, we still do not have a cure for parkinson's, and dbs is not thought to alter the course of parkinson's progression. ...Read more

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What’s the usual reduced sinemet dose given for a parkinson patient after dbs surgery after being on sinemet for 7 years? Feel under medicated after surgery. Sinemet was reduced to half tablet 25/100

Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) dosing: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is a medication composed of two different complimentary medications. It is often used to treat movement disorders including tremor, rigidity, and what is called bradykinesia. The dose of sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) depends upon what the medication is being used for and this needs to be determine in consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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How often parkinson medicine is reduced after DBS surgery?

Often: Many people find relief of motor symptoms and although most still need medication, many can reduce it. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/deep_brain_stimulation/deep_brain_stimulation.htm ...Read more

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My mother has Parkinson's disease and she is 82 years old. She has had the dbs surgery and it has helped. Now she is complaining of pain in her neck?

Talk to MD: The dbs procedure is unlikely to have cause a problem with the neck. There may be an underlying problem with the neck which can be treated. Your neurosurgeon can help you with this. ...Read more

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