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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Deep Brain Stimulation (also called DBS) is an effective procedure for treating the many movement problems people with Multiple Sclerosis have. During this procedure, a wire is implanted into the brain and connected to a device that is implanted near the collar bone.  This device is very similar to a pace-maker. The patient is then given a small magnet. When the patient has a tremor, they take the magnet and put it over the device that is near the collar bone. Next, an electrical signal is sent from the device in the collar bone to the wire in the brain. The tremor then stops.

Additional resource that provide more information on Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders (Cleveland Clinic)

Deep Brain Stimulation (Johns Hopkins Medicine)

Deep Brain Stimulation (University of Pittsburgh)

Deep Brain Stimulation (MedlinePlus)