DBS for Essential Tremor
DBS is considered when patients with persistent and severe tremor are not receiving significant benefits from medications or the side effects are too severe.
The Center for Neuromodulation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the nation’s leading centers in developing neuromodulation treatments for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Neuromodulation, which involves the use of implantable devices that alter nervous system activity through the use of electrical stimulation, is one of the fastest-growing medical specialties.
Our neuromodulation team is among the most experienced in the country. We perform a variety of treatment options including deep brain stimulation, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and spinal cord stimulation. Deep brain stimulation is a procedure that can treat patients who have Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia and obsessive compulsive disorder. High-intensity focused ultrasound, also known as focused ultrasound ablation, is a noninvasive procedure that can treat patients who have essential tremor and Parkinson's tremors. Spinal cord stimulation, or peripheral nerve stimulation, is a therapeutic procedure designed to manage chronic pain for patients with occipital neuralgia failed back syndrome, radicular pain syndrome, post-laminectomy pain, peripheral neuropathy and complex regional pain syndrome.
Nationally Recognized: Ohio State is routinely recognized for our excellence in neurosurgery, neurology and neuromodulation.
Unique in the Region: Ohio State is the only healthcare facility offering deep brain stimulation (DBS) and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in central Ohio.
Most Experienced Neuromodulation Team in the United States: The physicians of the Center for Neuromodulation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center perform thousands of neuromodulation surgical procedures each year for patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, traumatic brain injury and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Research: We are exploring how deep brain stimulation, high-intensity focused ultrasound and spinal cord stimulation can treat other chronic disabilities and diseases.
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