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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) helps control your movement symptoms when your medications aren't working as well as they used to. For many people with Parkinson's, DBS makes a difference when even small tasks have become challenging. DBS has helped some people stay as independent as possible and keep doing the activities they love.
DBS uses a small, pacemaker-like device, placed under the skin of the chest, to send electronic signals through very thin wires (leads) to an area in the brain that controls movement. To give you relief, these signals block some of the brain messages that cause the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s.
While some people believe deep brain stimulation treats tremor (shaking) only, DBS also treats other movement symptoms of Parkinson's disease – slowed movement (bradykinesia) and stiffness (rigidity).
DBS doesn't make things exactly like they used to be, it makes things possible.Anna, receiving DBS Therapy