1. Less invasive Deep Brain Stimulation implant

    Advanced imaging technology eliminates the need for markers prior to surgery By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Neurosurgeon Dr. Anant Patel, who is affiliated with St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, and Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center Medical Director Dr.…Read More

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    Botox therapy for movement disorders

    Botox injections a mainstay treatment of dystonia By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Therapeutic botulinum toxin, commonly referred to as Botox therapy, has been used to treat disorders such as dystonia, spasticity and cerebral palsy for over 30 years. Botox® injections can be …Read More

  3. Medtronic deep brain stimulation risks results

    Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation: Precision, Risks & Results

    'Awake DBS' is the gold standard for precise location of electrode By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions contributing writer Neurology Solutions Medical Director Dr. Robert Izor has participated in more than 200 Medtronic deep brain stimulation procedures since 2004 with St. David's Medical Center Neu…Read More

  4. Who is a Candidate for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery?

    Benefits of DBS may be just as promising for early stages of Parkinson’s By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease is generally considered when quality of life is no longer acceptable and medicine no longer addresses the neurodeg…Read More

  5. Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy Lunch & Learns

    Medtronic DBS series includes Battery Longevity Clinic and Behind the Surgical Curtain By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Medtronic has scheduled a series of lunch and learns for implanted and new patients considering Deep Brain Stimulation implant surgery in the Austin area. Th…Read More

  6. Neurology Solutions patient tells story of living with dystonia

    Austin woman manages condition with Botox injections, DBS therapy By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Phyllis Spivey of Austin noticed an odd thing when she would lie down to sleep: when she put her head on the pillow, it would pull to the right. About a year and a half after she…Read More

  7. Dystonia symptoms, causes and treatments

    Dystonia Treatment Must be Highly Specialized By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder commonly treated by Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center that causes involuntary repetitive twisting and sustained muscle contractions. Dystonia…Read More

  8. Strategies for living well with Dystonia

    Tips from individuals with dystonia, support leaders, health care professionals The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation's Summer Issue of "Dystonia Dialogue" features a list of strategies for living well with dystonia compiled from individuals with dystonia, support leaders and health care professi…Read More

  9. Botox Therapy used successfully to treat dystonia, spasticity

    Should I consider Botox therapy to manage my neurological disorder? By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer There are a variety of treatment options used in combination with medication and physical therapy to manage symptoms of debilitating neurological diseases such as dystonia and …Read More