Older male patient

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR DYSTONIA

UNDERSTAND

YOUR SYMPTOMS

Movement symptoms can interfere with everyday life. Get to know the causes, symptoms, and types of dystonia.*

LEARN ABOUT DYSTONIA

WHAT IS DBS?

A DBS device sends electrical signals within the brain that can block some of the messages that cause motor symptoms.

DISCOVER DBS

GETTING DBS:

WHAT TO EXPECT

From evaluation to surgery, learn about the process of getting DBS for dystonia.

FIND OUT MORE

LIVING WITH

DBS THERAPY

Find out what to expect from daily life after receiving DBS therapy.

EXPLORE LIFE WITH DBS

Most people can’t believe that I’m the same person. I’m just thrilled to have my life back.

- Paula, a DBS patient

REAL-LIFE

STORIES

Discover stories from people living with DBS for dystonia. Use their stories to help you decide if DBS may be right for you.

READ STORIES

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.

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Humanitarian Device - Authorized by Federal Law as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) primary dystonia, including generalized and/or segmental dystonia, hemidystonia, and cervical dystonia (torticollis), in patients seven years of age or above. The effectiveness of the devices for treating these conditions has not been demonstrated.