Deep brain stimulation is an established treatment for people with movement disorders such as essential tremor parkinsons disease and dystonia and psychiatric conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder. Deep brain stimulation dbs is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device called a neurostimulator sometimes referred to as a brain pacemaker which sends electrical impulses . Deep brain stimulation or dbs is a way to inactivate parts of the brain that cause parkinsons disease and its associated symptoms without purposefully destroying the brain in deep brain stimulation electrodes are placed in the thalamus to treat essential tremor and multiple sclerosis or in the globus pallidus for parkinsons disease. Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders home centers of excellence epilepsy and movement disorders program the time to consider deep brain stimulation dbs surgery is when quality of life is no longer acceptable on optimal medical therapy as administered by a movement disorders neurologist. Deep brain stimulation dbs is a treatment for symptoms of parkinsons disease including tremors stiffness and trouble walking it can also treat side effects of parkinsons medicines
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