Skip to Main Content
1440_405-1116_628-768_432

Brain Power: Deep Brain Stimulation


Posted in: Blogs , English

Parkinson’s disease can be a debilitating condition. The trembling associated with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders can turn daily activities into difficult tasks. Fortunately, there is a treatment option that can significantly reduce trembling and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) involves a high frequency stimulation of targeted sections of the brain. By sending electrical pulses to the area of the brain associated with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, the symptoms can be better controlled. As the most popular surgical treatment for movement disorders, DBS treatment begins with inserting electrodes into the brain and connecting them to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) in the chest. An IPG is similar to a pacemaker and can send pulses of custom, adjustable parameters to the electrodes in the brain. By placing a magnet over the chest area, the patient can control the IPG.

The Neuroscience Program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is continually working to find better treatments for neurological conditions and is passionate about helping patients get back their lives. Visit a Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group neurologist to see if you are a candidate for deep brain stimulation.

Sources:
Baylor College of Medicine | Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

 

Recent Updates

COVID-19 and the Flu: Staying Vigilant

NOV 17, 2022

Many people have let their guard down and are no longer taking precautionary measures against COVID-19. Here’s why health care professionals must encourage patients to stay vigilant.

Read More Additional information about COVID-19 and the Flu: Staying Vigilant

The Case for Annual Cancer Screenings

NOV 16, 2022

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to stay up to date on cancer screenings. By the time cancer symptoms typically appear, the disease may have spread to other parts of the body and be harder to treat.

Read More Additional information about The Case for Annual Cancer Screenings

What is Cholesterol? | What You Need to Know

SEP 09, 2022

Understanding the different types of cholesterol can be helpful. Here’s what you need to know about unhealthy cholesterol levels and how to keep them in check.

Read More Additional information about What is Cholesterol? | What You Need to Know

Find a Doctor


Looking for a doctor? Perform a quick search by name or browse by specialty.