Living with DBS

LIVING WITH DBS

Get the most from
your therapy

While receiving Medtronic DBS therapy, this will be your go-to place if you have a question, want instructions or need help.


BE MORE YOU

  • You can return to your usual activities, always following your doctor's guidance on what's okay and what to avoid
  • DBS will have only minimal impact on your daily activities, the clothes you can wear, or how you travel
  • DBS delivers therapy 24 hours a day, so it will be working to control your symptoms when you wake up first thing in the morning
  • DBS doesn't require any maintenance from you (except for recharging if you have a rechargeable system)

HAVE ALL YOUR CHECK-UPS

Be sure to attend all the scheduled check-ups with the doctor who manages your DBS therapy. Tell your doctor if your Parkinson's symptoms have changed. Your doctor will:

  • Make sure that your DBS system is working properly
  • Adjust your stimulation to best control your symptoms
  • Check the battery of your neurostimulator to see if you will soon need a device replacement