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Treating Parkinson's disease with the Stimpod

Cathy Carstens
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Hi

 

Can the Stimpod assist someone with Parkinson’s? If so what works the best?


   
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Michelle Strydom
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Hi Cathy!

For Parkinson’s they stimulate (via implanted electrodes) the subthalamic nucleus, which is a structure deep inside the brain. I don’t know if someone has had a patient that experienced some symptom relief by stimulating the Vagus nerve, perhaps? There might be a beneficial effect through VNS..

https://movementdisorders.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mds.29166

According to the link above it may help with gait and reaction times, but not necessarily tremor…


   
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Cathy Carstens
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Thank you so much Michelle!


   
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