Has anyone here with non-tremor dominant PD undergone Deep Brain Stimulation? Did it help w/ balance? Couple of weeks ago, my neurologist suggested DBS to ease the dystonia in my arm and help my balance.
This stunned me b/c I had thought that while DBS was good for reducing tremors and dyskinesia, it was not an option for those of us with non-tremor dominant PD and that balance could actually get worse.
This DBS recommendation comes after some bone-breaking falls in the past few months. The rigidity in my arm a factor. Amantadine helps with that dystonia but I'm told dosage shouldn't be increased. DItto for the C/L (without which I cannot move) Neuro says more L-dopa (I take 6 a day) would worsen the dystonia or bring on a more typical form (outward) of dyskinesia. And so the suggestion that I talk with a DBS specialist, sooner rather than later.
Am investigating. Would be great to hear the experience of anyone with non-tremor dominant PD who used DBS to target dystonia / balance issues.