A question that has occurred to me the world.
It seems to me but that DBS is pretty good at reducing shaking, Dystonia and imporving posture .
... It also seems to be reasonably discreet operation like a pacemaker in the heart i.e. : it is simple and almost always successful I think .
But I get the impression that you only get the operation if your Parkinson's disease is advanced . it would seem to me that if the benefits are good ( and they seem to be I think ) then it would be advantageous to have the operation earlier rather than later and thus enjoy better health for a longer period . for example I am nearly 60 and if I had the operation now the next 10 years would be better quality-of-life ...whereas if I wait till I am 65 I spend the next five years not enjoying the benefits of dbs.
does my logic make sense or am I missing the point ?