A life-changing treatment
When you are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD), "progressive" and "degenerative" are words you often hear, which make it hard to find hope. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) offers something better than hope—a treatment option that may reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
Get the facts
It’s important to understand and advocate for your Parkinson’s treatment, whether it’s DBS or another solution. Get to know the DBS device and see how it works. Read about the results. And learn why timing is crucial when it comes to DBS implementation.
A personalized approach
Before you consider DBS, you want to understand every part of the procedure and the device. Is it safe? Are there risks? What results can I expect? We encourage you to research DBS, our device, and first-person testimonials, so you’re comfortable with the solution you’ve chosen for your treatment.
The right treatment at the right time
There is an ideal “window” for DBS surgery. In general, it’s best to consider DBS when you’re still responding to levodopa, but are no longer able to control your motor symptoms with medication alone. This timing will differ from person to person, because the path and progression of Parkinson’s is personal. Talk to your doctor in the early stages of treatment, and voice your desire to explore alternatives like DBS as you move through your journey.1
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References: 1. Schuepbach WMM, Rau JK, Knudsen K, et al. Neurostimulation for Parkinson’s disease with early motor complications. N Engl J Med. 2013;368:610-622. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1205158