What is Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) Adjustment?

Category: Procedures


Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical treatment which stimulates the brain with mild electrical signals. DBS is used to treat tremor and other motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. After the DBS has been placed, it may require periodic adjustments to achieve optimal symptom control.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Atrophy of right arm muscles 1 0
Essential tremor 1 1
Intention tremor 1 0
Slow movement (bradykinesia) 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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) Adjustment

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently having Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) Adjustment

Dosage Patients
daily 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
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There are no evaluations for Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) Adjustment.