Exciting dystonia DBS patient story shared

Published: October 8th, 2012

By: Charles Jacobson

Category: news

In generalized dystonia, muscles that should contract & relax to cooperate with each other contract at the same time and fight against each other. This causes awkward & painful postures and makes movement very difficult. We see young people with this disorder regularly.

We are excited to share this patient story of successful deep brain stimulation to treat dystonia. Thank you to the Streitmatter family for letting us share it.

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Charles Jacobson

Charles Jacobson

Data Manager, Webmaster

Chuck Jacobson maintains the UFMDC Research and Clinical database called INFORM.

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