The Magic of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgery where an electrode (or electrodes) is implanted within the deep portions of the brain with the hope of changing an abnormally functioning brain. DBS is used to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, multiple sclerosis, and even some intractable depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is an exciting area of research and clinical work. Here is a video of a neurosurgeon and a neurologist talking about their work with DBS. It almost seems like magic. Like magic, it can be dangerous without proper controls. It does wonders for many people though.

 

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  1. DBS has helped some friends of mine. What’s also helped them has been getting their body in working order. Reducing stress. Eating healthier. Exercising. Basic stuff that people often overlook as soon as they get sick or diagnosed with something like ET. https://www.tremanol.com/

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