Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be very successful at relieving dystonia symptoms, but its success is not guaranteed. It is not suitable for all types of dystonia and is usually only recommended when other treatment options have been ruled out. There are also many clinical criteria which need to be met before the procedure can even be offered.

If you are considering DBS, we recommend talking to your primary care team to see if you may be a suitable candidate as it will depend on your circumstances and the team at Dystonia UK are not medically qualified to assess your suitability.