Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Might Disrupt Swimming Ability

November 27, 2019

(Reuters) – A small study finds that some people lose their ability to swim when their Parkinson’s disease is treated with deep brain stimulation. Researchers identified nine cases of Parkinson’s patients who effectively forgot how to swim after having a deep brain stimulation device implanted to control disease symptoms such as tremor, rigidity and slowed movement, according to the report published in Neurology.