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The Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Center provides comprehensive evaluation and care for patients with movement disorders, epilepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and certain chronic pain syndromes. The center works closely with the Partners Parkinson and Movement Disorders Treatment Center, and the MGH Epilepsy Unit.
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Information Resources:
  • Pain Links
  • Parkinson's Disease Links
  • Epilepsy Surgery Links
  • Movement Disorder Surgery Links
  • Spasmodic torticollis/Spasticity Links
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    Pain links:

    Surgery can dramatically benefit people suffering from certain pain syndromes, particularly those characterized by paroxysmal pain such as trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia (though medications such as carbamazepine/Tegretol are often also effective and should be tried first.) Chronic pain not caused by direct pressure on nerves usually requires treatments other than surgery. The following may be sources of useful information for people (and their loved ones) experiencing such a pain syndrome. Resources at MGH for such patients are abundant. The appropriate resource here is usually best identified by calling the MGH Physician's Referral Service . Resources related to chronic pain include the following:

    Parkinson's Diseases Links:
    Spasmodic Torticollis/Dystonia/Spasticity Links
    Other Epilepsy Resources for Patients, Families, and Other Caregivers:
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