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Is dbs for Parkinson's painful or uncomfortable?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The dbs wiring does usually create some level of discomfort during rapid head/neck movements.
This usually subsides with time and very few patients (<1%) complain of discomfort after 3 months. Ask your neurosurgeon for more specific worries.

In brief: Yes

The dbs wiring does usually create some level of discomfort during rapid head/neck movements.
This usually subsides with time and very few patients (<1%) complain of discomfort after 3 months. Ask your neurosurgeon for more specific worries.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Milind Deogaonkar
Neurosurgery

In brief: No

Initially for a week or so you will be sore but then you won't feel any pain.
Body gets acclimatized to implant very quickly

In brief: No

Initially for a week or so you will be sore but then you won't feel any pain.
Body gets acclimatized to implant very quickly
Dr. Milind Deogaonkar
Dr. Milind Deogaonkar
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Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery

In brief: No

Like all surgeries it is painful initially, but not overly so.
After 2 weeks there is no pain.

In brief: No

Like all surgeries it is painful initially, but not overly so.
After 2 weeks there is no pain.
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Dr. Lali Sekhon
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