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Activa® Therapy from Medtronic is one of the most significant and innovative advances in the treatment of neurological movement disorders in decades. The treatment uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas within the brain. Stimulation of these areas appears to block the brain signals that cause the motor symptoms associated with Dystonia as well as the two other most common movement disorders, Essential Tremor and Parkinson's disease.

As a result of treatment with Activa, many patients with these conditions achieve greater control over their body movements. To date, more than 20,000 people worldwide have been treated with Activa Therapy for Parkinson's disease or Essential Tremor.

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