Vail Valley health: Deep Brain Stimulation therapy can help correct Parkinson’s symptoms

Vail Valley health: Deep Brain Stimulation therapy can help correct Parkinson’s symptoms
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By Randy Wyrick

Barry Simmers is a deep brain believer.The Gypsum resident has lived in the valley for 30 years and is a ski instructor.About 10 years ago, he began seeing early Parkinson’s disease symptoms — shaking in the little finger of his right hand, and it progressed from there.A good friend from Philadelphia read and heard about Deep Brain Stimulation, so they looked into it.“Believe it or not, it gave me a new lease on life. I am virtually tremor free with no side effects,” Simmers said.He had the procedure done Jan. 7 of this year at the VA hospital in San …

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