Neuromodulation websiteThe Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS has the state’s only multi-disciplinary Movement Disorders Program. Dr. Erika Petersen directs the Movement Disorders Program in collaboration with Dr. Walter Steven Metzer from the Department of Neurology.




Neuromodulation involves the use of implantable devices that alter the nervous system activity through the use of electrical stimulation. We offer state-of-the-art treatments including Deep Brain Stimulation electrode implantation and Spinal Cord Stimulation. All care is provided through a multi-disciplinary approach involving neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, and other specialists. This collaboration ensures all patients receive the best and most comprehensive care possible.

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Neuromodulation therapy can be used to treat:

  • Movement Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Essential Tremor and Dystonia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain

 Please click the link below to view a recent KARK 4 News Story on a UAMS patient who received successful DBS treatment for her OCD.