Essential Tremor

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About DBS Therapy

About DBS Therapy

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for essential tremor uses an implanted device to stimulate the brain with electricity, blocking the signals that cause the symptoms.

What Is It?

DBS for essential tremor control is a surgical treatment designed to reduce the severity of the tremor in your arms and hands associated with essential tremor (ET).1
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Benefits and Risks

All treatment and outcome results are specific to the individual patient, and will form part of your consultation with your healthcare professional.

Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results, and other important medical information that pertains to DBS therapy.


Frequently Asked Questions

Review some of the commonly asked questions and concerns about DBS for essential tremor.
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References

1

Schuurman PR, Bosch DA, Bossuyt PMM, et al. A comparison of continuous thalamic stimulation and thalamotomy for suppression of severe tremor. N Engl J Med. 2000;342:461-468.

2

Activa Therapy Clinical Summary, 2003


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.