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 Advancements

    FDA Advises Earlier Consideration of DBS for Parkinson's disease By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Dr. Robert Izor of Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center in Austin joined KXAN in the studio last week to talk about the latest advancements in Medtronic deep brain stimul…Read More

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    Deep Brain Stimulation Learning, Support Group

    Monthly Support Group Answers Questions on DBS By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Undergoing surgery for Deep Brain Stimulation can be a stressful experience for patients and their families. Neurology Solutions sponsors a deep brain stimulation (DBS) support group monthly to pro…Read More

  5. 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

  6. Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

    Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Parkinson’s disease considered for DBS surgery By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of debilitating neurological symptoms common to movement disorders such as Parkinson's dis…Read More

  7. New Medications available for managing Parkinson’s Disease

    Patients should seek a medication review at least annually By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer There have been several exciting recent developments in the realization of advanced treatment options and new medications for Parkinson’s disease. From surgical treatments to drug dev…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Movement Disorders require Specialized Care

    By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions Contributing Writer Movement disorders are complex diseases with physical and psychological symptoms that can affect not only the patient, but those close to them. Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, tremor…Read More