Regular checkups are an important part of deep brain stimulation (DBS). Your doctor will check your system and adjust the settings as needed.
As Parkinson's progresses and your symptoms change, your doctor will adjust the settings of your DBS system to maximize symptom relief while minimizing side effects.
Tell your doctor about your symptoms and how the treatment is working. In most cases, your doctor can adjust the settings to improve symptom control.
If a problem should develop with your DBS system, your doctor will evaluate whether it needs to be repositioned, replaced, or removed.