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Parkinson's Patient Gets His Life Back

Richard has had Parkinson's disease for 15 years. Despite taking three medications, his tremors were so strong that he was unable to feed himself or write his name. It was truly disabling.Then Richard had deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. By implanting electrodes into his brain, doctors were able to stop his abnormal nerve impulses. Free of medications, he can control his movement normally and do the activities he enjoys.