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Who can get deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease?

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One of the most important factors is that you try drug treatment first. Surgery is not recommended if medications can adequately control the disease. But surgery should be considered if the medications don't help enough. Your doctor can help you know what the pros and cons are of all your options.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Advice for the newly diagnosed."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Advice for the newly diagnosed."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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