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How do I begin the process of receiving DBS for my dystonia?

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for dystonia is a highly specialized procedure that should be performed by a multidisciplinary healthcare team with extensive training and experience. Each medical center that offers DBS will have its own methods and procedures. The first step in the evaluation process for DBS is to meet with a DBS-trained movement disorders neurologist. The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation can help you locate centers in your region.

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