Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure where we place a small device, similar to a pacemaker, into a specific area of your brain. The device generates electrical impulses that regulate abnormal brain activity caused by various neurological conditions.
DBS can alleviate symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and mobility issues, improving your quality of life. While it is not a cure, it can help you manage your condition better.
Types of DBS: Conventional and adaptive
Conventional DBS delivers a continuous electrical pulse to the target area in the brain, providing consistent symptom relief. Adaptive DBS, a more recent development, employs a responsive approach. It monitors brain activity and adjusts stimulation levels for a more precise response to your needs. Adaptive DBS can reduce side effects and help the device last longer.
Private assessment for DBS
You may consider an assessment for deep brain stimulation if you have a neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor and have a poor quality of life despite medication.