Deep Brain Stimulation therapy offers help, hope for Parkinson’s sufferers

Deep Brain Stimulation therapy offers help, hope for Parkinson’s sufferers
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By Randy Wyrick

EDWARDS — If you’re old enough to remember Howard Cosell’s microphone shaking, you know what Parkinson’s disease looks like.But what if there was a way to make the tremors stop or at least control them?People with Parkinson’s have abnormal electrical function in the bottom of their brain. Deep brain stimulation therapy helps correct those electrical functions, says Medtronics, a medical technology company that manufactures the system.What it doesDeep brain stimulation therapy is a treatment for the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including shaking, stiffness and difficulty moving. The objective of the treatment is to gives you more relief without giving …

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