People and families think about deep brain stimulation (DBS) for different reasons and at different times in their Parkinson’s journey. But no matter when or why the topic comes up, there are many common questions: What symptoms does it help? How long might it work? Will it work for me?
In this video, Rachel Dolhun, MD, movement disorder specialist and senior vice president of Medical Communications at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, shares three facts about DBS for people and families with Parkinson’s who may be wondering about this treatment.
For more on DBS, download our new, free guide; watch a webinar and visit our webpage. And to contribute to research on the Parkinson’s experience — whether you have Parkinson's or not — join MJFF's Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI).
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