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ABOUT THE THERAPY DBS THERAPY FOR 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

ARE YOU

A CANDIDATE?

Find out whether you might be a candidate for DBS therapy for dystonia* — and how to decide if DBS is right for you.

SEE IF DBS IS FOR YOU

GETTING DBS:

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

FIND OUT MORE

A CLOSER LOOK AT

DBS THERAPY

Get to know the DBS procedure, including what to expect during and after surgery.

LEARN ABOUT SURGERY

BENEFITS

AND RISKS

DBS may help control your symptoms, but it is not a cure. Understand the benefits and risks of Medtronic DBS therapy.

SEE THE BENEFITS

FREQUENTLY

ASKED 

QUESTIONS

Find answers to your questions about receiving DBS therapy for dystonia.

GET ANSWERS

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.

*

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.