Is DBS Right for You? Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia
To see if DBS is right for you, see a neurologist who is experienced with DBS. Usually, these doctors are movement disorder specialists.
DBS may be right for you if:
If your doctor determines you are a candidate for DBS, you will need to make the final decision about whether or not to choose the therapy.
Here are some suggestions to help you decide whether DBS is right for you:
Before you meet with your doctor, think about what you hope to learn. Prepare questions, and be ready to provide information about your medical history.
*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.
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