How do members experience Deep Brain Stimulation?

Top 5 reported purposes & perceived effectiveness

Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's disease 1,665 223
Jerky movements 36 18
Stiffness/spasticity 35 36
Tremor(s) 13 16
Dystonia 9 4

Common side effects

Side effect Patients Percentage
Balance problems 14
Speech problems 10
Weight gain 8
Jerky movements 7
Headaches 5
Soft voice 5

Side effect severity

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 9
Moderate 45
Mild 90
None 122

Member evaluations

Aussie Blue

evaluated on Jul 06, 2020

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's disease: Major
  • Side effects: Mild

Dawn Angel

evaluated on Apr 24, 2020

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's disease: Major
  • Side effects: Mild

browncat87

evaluated on Jun 12, 2018

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's disease: Major
  • Side effects: None