Jason M Carlton

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Deep Brain Stimulation helps Parkinson's patient gain control of his body

By Jason M Carlton
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Reggie, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007, had heard about deep brain stimulation, or DBS, in which neurosurgeons implant electrical leads into the brain. Those leads are then connected to a small device called a neurostimulator, placed in the patient’s chest, which gives off electrical pulses that correct the misfirings in the brain that cause Parkinson’s symptoms.

Parkinson's Disease: Symptoms and Treatments

By Jason M Carlton
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Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, recently revealed that her husband was not only battling depression and anxiety, but also the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. While there is no cure for this degenerative disease, there are treatments to help control the symptoms associated with the disease.