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About DBS Therapy


Unlike other surgical treatments for dystonia, DBS Therapy is reversible and adjustable. It uses an implanted device that stimulates specific areas of the brain. This may help manage your symptoms.

What Is It?

DBS Therapy for dystonia uses a surgically placed medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas within the brain.



Our DBS Products

Neurostimulators are typically implanted near the collarbone. They generate electrical pulses and deliver them though the extensions and leads to targeted areas of the brain.

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Risks and Probable Benefits

DBS Therapy for dystonia may help control your symptoms, but it is not a cure. When you turn on the DBS system, it will deliver stimulation that may decrease some or all of your symptoms. Your symptoms will return when the system is turned off.


Questions and Answers

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions and concerns for dystonia.


Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received Medtronic DBS Therapy for dystonia. They share first-hand what life was like for them before and while receiving treatment.


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.