Movement Disorder Treatments (Deep Brain Stimulation)
Movement disorders are a group of neurological disorders that affect a person's ability to move or the way they move. People may suffer from increased involuntary movements or voluntary movements may be slowed or reduced. There are many different types of movement disorders which may be caused by disease, underlying genetic conditions, toxins, medications or other brain injuries.
The treatment for different types of movement disorders depends on the type and degree of symptoms being suffered by the patient. Often, medication is combined with physical therapy and surgery, in particular, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), which is a surgical treatment that involves the implantation of a brain pacemaker. Expand the link below to find out more.