Getting Therapy Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia


Your best resource for information about DBS Therapy will be a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders. The specialist can evaluate you to see if you are a candidate.

Is It Right for You?

DBS is not right for everyone with dystonia*. Only a doctor experienced with DBS can determine if you are a candidate.

Your Healthcare Team

With DBS Therapy, a team consisting of a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, and nurses works together to help you manage your treatment for dystonia.

Insurance Coverage

Coverage for DBS Therapy is likely to be on a case-by-case basis for Medicare and private payers.

Procedure: What to Expect

Here's what to expect during and after the procedure that makes therapy possible.

Questions and Answers

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions about taking the first steps toward obtaining Medtronic DBS Therapy for dystonia.

Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received Medtronic DBS Therapy for dystonia. They share first-hand what life has been like for them before and while receiving therapy.

*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.

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.