Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor

Deep brain stimulation involves the implantation of a device that acts like a pacemaker for the brain, sending mild electrical signals to specific parts of the brain.  The signals reorganize the brain’s electrical impulses, resulting in improved symptoms for many neurological conditions, including essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease.

Although deep brain stimulation is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease and does not slow down its progression, it can dramatically reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life for many patients.