One of the most effective treatments for the involuntary muscle movements brought on by such musculoskeletal conditions as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia is a procedure called deep-brain stimulation (DBS), in which a special device is implanted in the patient’s brain and providers send electronic signals that stop the tremors.
To offer more information about the procedure and its effects, Sarah Zurek, coordinator of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program with the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, part of Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, will present the free webinar “Understanding Deep-Brain Stimulation.”
Individual sessions are scheduled on Sept. 2, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4. Each will run from 12 to 2 pm. In each, she will describe the procedure, discuss who is eligible for it and what is needed before treatment can begin.
The interactive session – which participants can join from phones, computers or tablets – will conclude with a live question-and-answer session with Zurek.
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