Taking Control Through Deep Brain Stimulation

Dan Pointer and his brother, Lacy Pointer, have both lived with essential tremor since they were young boys. As the years passed, their medications became less effective in managing their symptoms. Seeking solutions, the brothers turned to the neurology experts at The University of Kansas Health System. Rajesh Pahwa, MD, thought they would be excellent candidates for deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) for an improvement in quality of life. Each brother underwent the procedure and now can manage their symptoms and live life without tremors.