deep brain Stimulation

"Our team approach and advanced techniques continue to make the Sacred Heart DBS program one of the best in the nation,” Dr. Carlson says. Read more...


Walter Lindstrom talks about his Medtronic DBS Patient Programmer that uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver electrical stimulation to an area in his brain to help treat tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease. He calls the effects of deep brain stimulation “fantastic” and “awesome” – it stops the tremors in his hands.

Article featuring Dr. Carlson in the Spokesman Review about Deep Brain Stimulation can be found here.

head trauma

Dr. Ling talks about head trauma on Dateline Special

‚ÄčThe Neurosurgeons at Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates provide 24/7 coverage of head trauma and spine trauma at Sacred Heart Medical Center, the only level II trauma center in Eastern Washington.  In this NBC Dateline special Dr. Ling talks about management of head trauma.

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Spotlight on Health - Providence Neuroscience


Amazing stories, told by actual patients and their doctors in Spokane at Providence, about spine surgery, treatment for stroke, help for tremors and Parkinson's Disease, and more!