multiple sclerosis (MS) who have severe
tremor (shakiness) affecting movement may be helped by
surgery. People with severe
spasticity (muscle stiffness) may be helped by
insertion of a spinal pump to deliver medicines when oral medicines
Surgery options include:
Deep brain stimulation for tremor.
This treatment is only considered after other options have failed. Severe and disabling tremor that occurs with the slightest movement of the
limbs may be helped by an implanted device that stimulates an area of the
neurological surgeon does the surgery to implant
Implantation of a drug catheter or pump, for
spasticity. This treatment is only considered after other options have failed. People who have severe pain or spasticity may benefit from having a
catheter or pump placed in the lower spinal area to deliver a constant flow of
medicine, such as baclofen.
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