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Home    Newsroom    News Releases    CoxHealth News: October 2011    Free program for Parkinson’s, essential tremor patients
Free program for Parkinson’s, essential tremor patients

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Oct. 6, 2011

Deep brain stimulation therapy can be used to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor when they can't be controlled with medicine. It is a safe and effective treatment option for these patients.

In the therapy, electrical impulses are used to stimulate a target area in the brain, altering activity in that area and thereby significantly reducing tremors and providing the patient with relief.

CoxHealth will hold a free class on deep brain stimulation therapy Saturday, Oct. 22, for people with Parkinson's or essential tremor and their families or caregivers. Physicians George Wong, Charles Mace and Mark Crabtree will discuss who is an appropriate candidate for the therapy, how it works and more. There will be time for questions.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. - noon in the Ozark Room at Cox Walnut Lawn, at the corner of National and Walnut Lawn, in Springfield. The program is free, but registration is required. Please call 269-3616 or 1-888-354-3618.

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