Tremor control therapy


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Tremor control therapy

A method for controlling tremor by self-administered shocks to the part of the brain that controls intentional movement (thalamus). An electrode attached to an insulated lead wire is implanted in the brain; the battery power source is implanted under the skin of the chest, and an extension wire is tunneled under the skin to connect the battery to the lead. The patient turns on the power source to deliver the electrical impulse and interrupt the tremor.
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All 52 Medicare jurisdictions now have written policies providing coverage for Activa Tremor Control Therapy, which stimulates the thalamus to suppress tremor.
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