31 patient evaluations for Deep Brain Stimulation

May 8, 2017 (Started Feb 21, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for slow movement (bradykinesia))
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Be patient

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 8, 2016 (Started Feb 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The current voltage settings on my neuro-stimulator are 3.5volts on my right side and 2.4volts on left side. These settings can be adjusted as needed by using my neuro-stimulator However, these settings have not been changed in several months as there has not been a need to change these. DBS helps with tremor but not with balance.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 27, 2016 (Started May 06, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Be sure to ask lots of questions and make sure your neuro surgeon has done a number of DBS surgeries. Ask for references

  • 1 helpful mark
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