Deep Brain Stimulation May Help with MS-associated Tremors

Deep Brain Stimulation May Help with MS-associated Tremors

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Deep Brain Stimulation May Help with MS-associated Tremors

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) effectively reduces tremors in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), but may lead to worsening symptoms and speech problems, according to a review study. While these findings support the use of DBS for treating this common, disabling MS symptom, larger studies using standardized measures of tremors would help to assess the risk-benefit profile of DBS accurately in this patient population. The review study, “Deep brain stimulation for multiple sclerosis tremor: A systematic review…

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