Procedures and Treatments
Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment that can help manage some movement disorder symptoms. DBS can be used to treat people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) whose symptoms are no longer controlled by medication. DBS is a well-established, safe, and effective treatment that helps improve day-to-day experiences and quality of life for these patients.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) may offer hope for many of the estimated 100 million people who suffer from chronic pain. SCS sends electrical impulses that trigger nerve fibers along the spinal cord, masking the pain message traveling to the brain. When this happens, generally the painful sensation is replaced with a soothing, tingling sensation.
SCS may be prescribed for chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with the following: failed back surgery syndrome, intractable low back pain and leg pain. Many people with failed back surgeries have had success with the SCS. It is most commonly used to treat low back and lower extremity pain. Thousands of patients with severe chronic painful conditions have received relief with spinal cord stimulation.