Deep brain electrical stimulation is a surgical method of inserting electrodes with contacts into specific deep brain nuclei. The implanted electrode is connected with a pulse generator (battery), which can send electrical stimulation to specific nuclei in the brain through the electrode to regulate the neural circuit related to motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
It is understood that compared with drug treatment, deep brain electrical stimulation has the advantages of high safety, stable and lasting curative effect, adjustability and reversibility. In addition, deep brain electrical stimulation can reduce the use of drugs and reduce the side effects caused by medication, effectively improve the quality of sleep at night and avoid the fluctuation of symptoms caused by frequent medication.
Deep brain stimulation has become the main method for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease in addition to drugs. It is the second “honeymoon” of Parkinson’s patients.