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How effective is deep brain stimulation for spasmodic torticollis?

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Dr. Nader Pouratian
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: ~50% response rate

This is a non-fda approved indication for dbs.
However, patients who fail medical therapies, including botox, can be considered. Approximately 50% of patients respond.

In brief: ~50% response rate

This is a non-fda approved indication for dbs.
However, patients who fail medical therapies, including botox, can be considered. Approximately 50% of patients respond.
Dr. Nader Pouratian
Dr. Nader Pouratian
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Might work

Please get in touch with a neurosurgeon or neurologist who are involved with this procedure.
The degree of spasm or tremors that you are affected with, as well as what causes them, will be very important in understanding wether you are a candidate for this procedure.

In brief: Might work

Please get in touch with a neurosurgeon or neurologist who are involved with this procedure.
The degree of spasm or tremors that you are affected with, as well as what causes them, will be very important in understanding wether you are a candidate for this procedure.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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