Deep Brain stimulation is a surgical process used to stimulate certain parts of the brain by disabling neurological symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Hence, it is also termed as Parkinson's brain surgery. However, the fact is, deep brain stimulation is widely used to treat other conditions like:
In deep brain stimulation, areas that are majorly affected are identified.
In the second phase deep brain stimulation surgery, electrodes are implanted inside the brain to generate pre-designed stimulation to curb certain problems like tremor, stiffness, slowed movement and walking problems etc. This stimulation works on two levels, in some cases; it kills the wrong signals while in some other cases it stimulates some parts that are becoming dead with a passage of time.
PD is a degenerative disorder where most of the symptoms strike after gradual intervals. The appearance of the symptoms should be taken seriously. It is an indication that one should consult for Parkinson’s treatment. Some symptoms that can be associated with PD are