deep brain stimulation

Read here to learn how this surgical procedure is combatting the neurological disorder

By uclahealth • September 25, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a procedure that is highly beneficial for people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease to treat some patients with severe epilepsy. The procedure, deep brain stimulation (DBS), involves implantation of a “brain pacemaker” to send electrical impulses to targeted areas of the brain [...]

By uclahealth • July 29, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hlvcEdNHqc   Tonya Dapson was at work when she first noticed that she was having trouble writing and making out letters and numbers. "I stopped and thought about it, and I thought, 'What's happening with my hand?'" she recalls. As her symptoms continued to worsen, she sought [...]
By uclahealth • June 14, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVVrN4tnxVU   Veronica Jacobs suffered from a debilitating neurological (or brain) disorder called dystonia. The disease caused this otherwise healthy teenager to experience abnormal muscular twitches and spasms. The condition deteriorated over several years to a point where Veronica could no longer walk and was virtually wheelchair-bound. [...]
By uclahealth • August 14, 2008