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Deep Brain Stimulation

A safe, proven procedure for the treatment of movement disorders - and hope for those affected to live better lives with fewer symptoms.

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About Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that can be characterised by a loss of mobility or by the occurrence of involuntary movements or spasms. The causes are not always known, but they are usually located in the brain or spinal cord. They include, for example, Parkinson’s, Dystonia and Essential Tremor.

What is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)?

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment that can help significantly improve some of the symptoms of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s, Dystonia and Essential Tremor. 

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The stimulation may help improve many of the day-to-day symptoms.

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DBS may also result in fewer medicines to take each day or reduced dosages of your medications.

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Patients may notice improvements in quality of life; sleeping better,reduction of some medication-related side effects, mood …

Hear from DBS patients

Every person differs in how effective Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy is for them. Hear stories from people who have been in your shoes and use a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system to help manage their symptoms.*

"Thank you for giving me my life back. I cannot describe it but these emotions are incredible“

"It was miraculous; he was like a young man again“
Lisa and Peter

"That was quite an aha-effect!“
Diana and Christian

* The patient quotes in this material describe real personal experiences. Individual results may vary. Patients can experience different levels of pain management and different changes in their activities and use of medications. Consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure and what you may gain from the therapy.

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This material is for informational Purposes only and not meant for medical diagnosis. This information does not constitute medical or legal advice, and Boston Scientific makes no representation regarding the medical benefits included in this information. Boston Scientific strongly recommends that you consult with your physician on all matters pertaining to your health.

CAUTION: The law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. Indications, contraindications, warnings, and instructions for use can be found in the product labelling supplied with each device or at www.IFU-BSCI.com. Products shown for INFORMATION purposes only and may not be approved or for sale in certain countries. This material not intended for use in France.

1. Weaver et al. Bilateral deep brain stimulation vs best medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinsons Disease: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2009. 301: 63-73.
2. Okun et al. Subthalamic deep brain stimulation with a constant-current device in Parkinson's disease: An open-label randomised, controlled trial. Lancet Neurology. 2012. 11(2): 140-149.
3. Timmerman et al. Multiple-source current steering in subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease (the VANTAGE study): a non-randomized. prospective, multicentre, open-label study. Lancet Neurology. 2015. 14: 693-701.
4. Krack et al. Five-Year Follow-up of Bilateral Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Advanced Parkinson's disease. N. Engl J Med. 2003. 349: 1925-34.
5. Farris, S. and Giroux, M. (2013). DBS: A Patient Guide to Deep Brain Stimulation. Movement and Neuroperformance Center Colorado.