Features March 2017 Issue

Deep Brain Stimulation May Help Stroke Patients During Recovery

Deep Brain Stimulation May Help Stroke Patients During Recovery

A Cleveland Clinic study suggests that a procedure normally used for Parkinsonís and other neurological conditions may help after a stroke.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a delicate surgical procedure typically used to treat symptoms of Parkinsonís disease and other neurological conditions. DBS uses electrical signals to target areas of the brain that affect movement, while also blocking abnormal nerve signals causing symptoms such as tremors and muscle freezing. But Cleveland Clinic researchers are encouraged by an ongoing study that suggests DBS may help stroke patients regain better muscle control.

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