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The Life-Changing Power of Deep Brain Stimulation

In this video, Dr. Michael Schonberger and a patient demonstrate the life-changing power of deep brain stimulation.

Deep brain stimulation is a treatment option for patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. The treatment involves a surgeon placing small, programmable devices called neurostimulators into the brain to block abnormal nerve signals that cause Parkinson's symptoms.

Once in place, a doctor programs the stimulators. He or she is able to customize the amount of stimulation based on each person's needs. As you can see in the video, the stimulation reduces Parkinson's symptoms and greatly improves movement and coordination.

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