Call your doctor if any of the following situations occur:
There may be changes in the level of your symptom control over time.
These changes may include:
In many cases, your clinician can correct these changes by reprogramming your DBS system. However, surgery may be required to reposition or replace the lead, replace the system, or remove the system.
Because your disease changes with time, your condition may improve, may worsen, or may remain unchanged with stimulation.
When the neurostimulator is turned off, your symptoms will return. Some symptoms return quickly. Other symptoms may take longer to return.
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.