Now that you're receiving DBS therapy, it's time to get back to your life! You've joined the more than 175,000 people benefiting from decades of research, innovation, and experience in DBS therapy.
DBS therapy for Parkinson's is a big step towards living a more independent life.
Be sure to attend all the scheduled checkups with the doctor who manages your DBS therapy. Tell your doctor if your Parkinson's symptoms have changed. Your doctor will:
Tell your doctor about your symptoms and how the treatment is working. In most cases, your doctor can adjust the settings to improve symptom control.
As Parkinson's progresses and your symptoms change, your doctor will continue to adjust the settings of your DBS system to maximize symptom relief while minimizing side effects.
If a problem should develop with your DBS system, your doctor will evaluate whether it needs to be repositioned, replaced, or removed.