Living With The Therapy Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia


Here's what you need to know and do while receiving DBS Therapy for dystonia*. These guidelines and resources will help you get the most from your treatment.

After Surgery

What you need to know about the first weeks of treatment, including recovery and initial programming.

When to Call Your Doctor

Call your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms or changes in therapy.


Learn how to use your patient programmer.

Product Support

Where to get answers or help while receiving therapy with a DBS system. You will also find the patient manual here.

Getting a Replacement

As someone who has received Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for dystonia, you know first-hand the difference it can make. We want to ensure that your DBS system continues to function properly.


Find about your access to MRI with a Medtronic DBS system. 

*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.