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DBS and Parkinson's

Posted on February 23, 2018

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat some symptoms of Parkinson's such as tremor, rigidity, involuntary movements (dyskinesia), and walking and balance issues. DBS delivers electrical pulses to brain cells to decrease symptoms.

On MyParkinsonsTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with Parkinson's disease, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. DBS is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about DBS:

Here are conversations that have taken place about DBS:

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyParkinsonsTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I had PD for about 5 years before I had my first DBS. Then four years after that I had the second DBS, once the tremor started on the other side.Both… read more

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