Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neuro-degenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain called substantia nigra. Generally people with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed in old age (60 or older), but sometimes early-onset of the disease may also happen. Recent advances in the medical field have improved quality of life of people with the disease.
Brain stimulation therapies are helpful in treating certain symptoms of Parkinson’s disease particularly if the condition does not respond to conventional medical treatments. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is one of these stimulation therapies, that was originally developed as a treatment for Parkinson's disease to reduce tremor, stiffness, and movement-related problems.
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