Man with uncontrollable head twitch finally cured after 14 years of misery

Mirror Online 2 weeks ago

A man with a uncontrollable head twitch has been cured after 14 years of suffering with the debilitating condition.

Iraqi man Saad Harbi Haid Al-Karawi, 28, was diagnosed with dystonia, a rare neurological disorder which makes muscle contract involuntarily, causing repetitive or twisting movement.

He started experiencing the symptoms at the age 14, which he develops abnormal movement that sees him bending backwards and tilting his head uncontrollably.

The genetic disorder also left Saad bed-ridden for three years.

Saad was diagnosed with dystonia, which left him making abnormal movement
 

He was brought to Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurugram in northern India.

Saad was examined by a team of doctors led by neurosurgeon Dr Sandeep Vaishya and was suggested a procedure known as Bilateral Globus Pellidus Internus Deep Brain Stimulation to cure his condition.

The twitch in his head made him constantly yank backwards

He underwent a 10-hour operation which doctors placed electrodes deep inside his brain.

The complex surgery has a margin of error of less than 0.5mm. Once placed, they are connected to an implant placed in the chest.

Doctors placed electrodes in his head to help control his body movements
 

Dr Vaishya said: "It took 8 to 10 hours to implant the device.

"The device now delivers carefully controlled electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain.

"He has shown visible signs of recovery within a week after the surgery."

After 10 hours of surgery, Saad can now walk with crutches

Saad has been cured of his tremors and is now able to walk independently with crutches.

He said: "I am extremely happy that my condition has recovered to this extent.

"I can now walk and do all the normal activities like anyone else."


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