Parkinson's Disease: Controlling Tremors with Deep Brain Stimulation
Despite taking 10 pills a day for her Parkinson's disease, Loyola Medicine patient Miriam Gonzalez was experiencing severe tremors. After a visit with her neurologist, Matthew Wodziak, MD, recommended deep brain stimulation. Neurosurgeon Douglas Anderson, MD, implanted a small electrode in her brain, which delivered a current that regulates abnormal impulses. Ms. Gonzalez is down to three pills a day, and her tremors are greatly reduced. Deep brain stimulation "tremendously helps people," Dr. Wodziak said. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit https://www.loyolamedicine.org/neurology-neurosurgery/deep-brain-stimulation or call 888-584-7888.