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.
No. Syringomyelia is due to a problem either at the base of the skull or in the spine itself. Deep brain stimulation cannot address these issues.

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Are there risks with deep brain stimulation?

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...
Yes. Deep brain stimulation is used regularly for some cases of parkinsons, tremor, and movement disorders. Some of these applications are fda approved while others are not specifically approved but are well accepted and covered by insurance companies. Applications for behavioral disorders, obesity, memory, etc, are experimental. Risks include hemorrhage, infection, as well as misplaced leads. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...