Neurostimulators for Movement Disorders

Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy is currently approved to treat Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. This adjustable, reversible therapy uses an implanted device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, that electrically stimulates areas of the brain, which enables the brain circuits that control movement to function better.

For Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease affects 1.2 million people in Europe.1 If you're one of them, you probably know this neurological movement disorder has no cure. What you may not know is that Medtronic has developed a therapy, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that has been proven to reduce some of the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.2
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For Essential Tremor

Often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor is very common. In fact, 1 in 5 people over age 65 may have it.3 If essential tremor is affecting your ability to live an active lifestyle, a therapy from Medtronic may be able to help manage your symptoms.
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For Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder affecting more than 500,000 people across Europe.4 Primarily a hereditary condition, dystonia can cause severe involuntary muscle contractions that may interfere with your everyday life. Medtronic DBS Therapy may be able to help.
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References

  1. Basic Information About Parkinson's Disease. Available at: www.apdaparkinson.org. Accessed July 15, 2008.
  2. Activa Therapy Clinical Summary, 2003.
  3. What is Essential Tremor? Available at:  www.essentialtremor.org. Accessed July 14, 2008.
  4. What is Dystonia? Available at: www.dystonia-europe.org. Accessed December 8, 2008.

 

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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