Nearly half of those who survive a stroke end up with a permanent disability severe enough that they need help to get through daily life. But a clinical trial testing a new approach to restoring movement to patients paralyzed by stroke is showing some early promise.
There may come a time when some patients with Parkinson’s disease need more than medications to manage their tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement and balance problems. For them, deep brain stimulation is an option. During deep brain stimulation surgery, electrodes are implanted in the brain to deliver electrical impulses that block the abnormal activity which … Read More
There’s no debate over whether Deep Brain Stimulation, or DBS, can help people with Parkinson’s Disease. The question has always been which part of the brain should be “stimulated.” The more popular target is the part of the brain called the subthalamic (sub-tha-lah-mik) nucleus or STN, while the less commonly targeted area is the globus … Read More