Deep brain stimulation stops tremor symptoms and improves lives

Bill and Jo Ann Trefts, pictured with grandson EJ, both lived with essential tremor for decades before being treated with deep brain stimulation.

“I started shaking in 5th grade,” says Jo Ann Trefts, who suffered from tremors for decades until being treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS). Her husband Bill Trefts also developed essential tremor at a young age. In his case, the shaking developed as a college student. He was majoring in music and playing the organ. […]