DBS therapy for Parkinson’s treatment is a big step towards living a more independent life. Under your doctor’s guidance, you will be able to gradually return to your usual activities.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Learning how to properly use your patient programmer and recharger is an important part of ongoing DBS therapy.
Be sure to attend all the scheduled checkups with the doctor who manages your DBS therapy. Tell your doctor if your Parkinson's symptoms have changed. Your doctor will:
As Parkinson's progresses and your symptoms change, your doctor will adjust the settings of your DBS system to maximize symptom relief while minimizing side effects.
Tell your doctor about your symptoms and how the treatment is working. In most cases, your doctor can adjust the settings to improve symptom control.
If a problem should develop with your DBS system, your doctor will evaluate whether it needs to be repositioned, replaced, or removed.