Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation can aid Parkinson's sufferers

Deep brain stimulation uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a pacemaker, to deliver mild electrical pulses to precisely targeted areas of the brain.

Wires inserted into the brain delivering jolts of electricity able to alter movement and behaviour may sound like the stuff of a sci-fi movie. But for people suffering from certain neurological conditions, this scenario is real and offers a much-needed source of relief.

Monday, 8 July, 2013, 9:35am