Dystonia - Am I a Candidate for DBS?
People suffering from chronic dystonia and who have not found relief with medications or Botox now have an alternative – deep brain stimulation (DBS). The Denver DBS Center is one of only a few facilities in the nation to offer DBS for dystonia patients under the FDA’s Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE). While all patients should be individually evaluated for DBS and specific criteria must be met, if you answer ‘yes’ to both of the questions below, then DBS may be right for you
- Have medications, including Botox, been ineffective in controlling your dystonia?
- Are you seven years of age or older?