Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

DBS is a medical device (much like a cardiac pacemaker) implanted for control of abnormal movements such as tremor, Parkinson's disease symptoms, and also dystonia.

The complex neurostimulator is placed beneath the skin of the chest, and wire leads are implanted in the center of the brain by a skilled neurosurgeon. Electrical stimulation is then sent directly to targeted areas in the basal ganglia (the motor control "switchboard" centers).

Your neurologist at Neurology Associates of Fredericksburg will wirelessly program and adjust this device to achieve a reduction of some abnormal movements for improved function.