Is your Dystonia impacting you to perform day-to-day activities?
Dystonia can disrupt your life. We offer unique, personalised therapy called Deep Brain Stimulation
Treatment will vary, depending on the type of dystonia you have and the precise nature of your symptoms. Often there will be a multi-disciplinary approach for your treatment, involving neurologists, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists. There are varying types of medicine you may be prescribed; you will work with your movement disorder specialist team to find the best solution for you.
This is a possible treatment that could be prescribed by a specialist team for some Dystonia patients.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a type of brain surgery that is used to treat dystonia.
Deep Brain Stimulation is a surgical procedure designed to help control motor symptoms while allowing for a reduction in medication. DBS uses a device similar in size and shape to a cardiac pacemaker. It sends signals to your brain to help control the symptoms of movement disorders. Your surgeon will place one or two wires called ‘leads’ in the brain.
The leads are then connected to the stimulator and the stimulator is placed under the skin in the chest. When the stimulator is turned on, it produces mild electrical impulses that stimulate a specific target within the brain.
The stimulation may help regulate the incorrect signalling in the brain, improving some of the symptoms of movement disorders. For many people, daily activities which had been impossible to perform previously could become feasible again.
To be accepted for DBS surgery, your specialist team will advise you to be aerobically fit as you can be.
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