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A New Way of Treating Degenerative Movement Disorders

Charles Munyon, director of functional restorative neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital, MD, discusses movement disorders and their current treatments. Degenerative disorders involve the death of brain cells over time and there is no way to stop these changes at the moment. However, physicians can intervene and alleviate the symptoms that are caused by the death of those brain cells to a certain point. After the treatments are no longer effective, physicians may use Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). DBS may be a suitable technique and Temple has had some success with this method.