Can sending electrical impulses deep within the brain help partially paralyzed stroke survivors move again? That’s a question Cleveland Clinic researchers hope to answer in a pioneering study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
A new frameless platform makes deep brain stimulation treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other conditions much more comfortable for patients. Surgeons use deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat symptoms — usually tremors — that can’t be well-controlled with medication. It has been very helpful in controlling symptoms, but the patient has always had to endure … Read More
Lana Laurendeau can’t remember a time when her hands didn’t shake. For years, the shaking made it hard for her to eat without making a mess, drink from a glass without using both hands and put on jewelry. The shaking also made it increasingly hard for her to do her job as a professional hairdresser. … Read More
Children with uncontrollable movements, or generalized dystonia, have an option that isn’t widely known: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). This surgical treatment (which involves implanting electrodes in the brain) is not new, but it’s also not often considered for kids. One reason is that generalized dystonia in children simply isn’t a very common problem. Those who … Read More