Deep brain stimulation monitoring

Also known as: Parkinson’s disease deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation uses electrical impulses to stimulate a target area in the brain. The stimulation affects movement by altering the activity in that area of the brain. The procedure does not destroy any brain tissue, and stimulation can be stopped at any time by turning off the device that supplies the electrical impulses.

At Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease, our primary focus in treating Parkinson’s disease is to help patients maintain performance and quality of life while limiting the side effects of Parkinson's medications. We believe in a multi-faceted treatment approach that may involve the following, depending on the individual's needs:

  • Medications
  • Exercise, both mental and physical
  • Balance training
  • Assistive devices
  • Surgery and deep brain stimulation
  • Family and patient support