Procedure for Deep Brain Stimulation For Parkinson


What Is Deep Brain Stimulation?

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:

  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder)

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. 

Symptoms of Parkinson's

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

  • Regular loss in the motor skills of a person due to Parkinson's stages
  • Slowness in movements
  • Disability in the walking
  • Absence of proper reflexive actions and reactions
  • Sleep disorders
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia

Main Causes Of Parkinson's Disease  

  • Genetic factors: Experts have identified that the occurrence of Parkinson’s disease is of genetic origin.
  • Environmental Factors: Some environmental factors can also contribute in the process of Perkinson’s disease. It has been identified that exposure to certain pesticides can cause Parkinson's disease in certain individuals. Quite surprisingly many experts believe that teetotalers or the people who have not smoked or used a caffeinated drink have good reasons to fall prey to the Parkinson's disease.

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