Seeking relief from refractory and disabling conditions like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, spasticity,
headaches and chronic pain, patients from across the nation and around the globe come to The Center for Neuromodulation
at Ohio State. Our team includes specialists in functional neurosurgery, movement disorders neurology, psychiatry, physical
medicine and rehabilitation and pain management. The center sees more than 4,000 patients and performs more than 500
neuromodulation procedures annually. It is unique for its breadth and expertise in cutting-edge neuromodulation clinical care and
New Applications of Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery has been demonstrated to be safe and beneficial for the treatment of essential tremor,
Parkinson’s disease and dystonia, with more than 130,000 implants worldwide. Over the past decade, DBS studies have also
been shown to be safe and efficacious for treatment of refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder and epilepsy.
Over the past four years, the Ohio State team has initiated first-in-the-U.S. clinical trials to investigate the use of DBS to improve
disability, specifically behavioral self-regulation and cognitive function in patients with severe traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s
disease and obesity.
Innovations in Neuromodulation and
This is the first study demonstrating safety and improved function with nucleus
accumbens DBS in patients with severe and disabling chronic traumatic brain injury