Deep brain stimulators are powerful devices that were developed to allow for the precise treatment of brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease or Essential Tremor in a minimally invasive, yet dramatic, way, according to the latest edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
You are at a conference, out to dinner with colleagues in the hotel dining room. Mid-conversation, you freeze with the fork halfway to your mouth. Your hands are shaking and you canít hold your head up. The next thing you remember seeing is a paramedic standing over you asking, "What is your name? Do you know where you are?" Your head is full of thoughts but the few words you get out are garbled beyond recognition.
The next morning, you are still weak and foggy-brained, remembering only bits and pieces of what happened.