What is Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Deep Brain Stimulation

A pallidal stimulator is a form of deep brain stimulation (DBS) which sends electrical impulses to the pallidus area of the brain. DBS is used to treat tremor and other motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's disease 5 3
Jerky movements 2 1
Stiffness/spasticity 2 1
Doctor recommendation 1 2
Dystonia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation

Side effect Patients Percentage
Neck spasticity (spasms) 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation.