Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure in which two fine electrodes are inserted into the brain. They are connected to a subcutaneous power source which delivers a constant, painless, signal which blocks the signals that cause the disabling symptoms of dystonia. This leaflet answers some questions about DBS.
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To read case studies of individuals who have had DBS that have been featured in Dystoniamatters! click on the links below (the type of dystonia they have is in brackets next to their name):
Lucie Armstrong (Generalised)
Joe Doliczny (Generalised)
Keith Hall (Cervical)
Alan Jones (Generalised)
Belinda Midgley (Cervical)
Jo Noble (Generalised)
Robbie Ovenstone (Early Onset)
Lucy Russell (Generalised)
Last reviewed October 2011
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