WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- This 28-year-old man from Iraq has been suffering from uncontrollable head twitches for the last 14 years due to a rare neurological disorder called dystonia.
- His condition causes his muscles to contract involuntarily, thus resulting in repetitive twisting movements like the twitching of his head.
- After undergoing a 10-hour operation, he has finally been cured of his condition — and he is now able to walk and do everyday activities.
Miracle 10 hour surgery cures man of debilitating head twitchThis surgery is nothing short of a miracle 😮
Posted by In The Know Daily on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
This 28-year-old man from Iraq has been suffering from uncontrollable head twitches for the last 14 years. This is because of a rare neurological disorder called dystonia. His condition caused him to have involuntary head twitches that had even left him bed-ridden for three years.
Saad Harbi Haid Al-Karawi’s condition causes his muscles to contract involuntarily, thus resulting in repetitive twisting movements like the twitching of his head. It can be incredibly painful and frustrating for him especially since he cannot control the repetitive sudden jerking.
He decided to undergo a 10-hour operation, called Bilateral Globus Pallidus Internus Deep Brain Stimulation, to cure his condition. The lengthy procedure is normally used on patients with Parkinson’s.
Doctors at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in India, led by Dr. Sandeep Vaishya, were able to cure Haid Al-Karawi after the procedure, according to a Mirror.co report.
Dr. Vaishya explained that the surgical team placed electrodes deep into Haid Al-Karawi’s brain to “deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain.” The surgery has a small margin of error of less than 0.5mm.
Thanks to the procedure, Haid Al-Karawi has now been cured of his tremors. He is now able to walk independently with crutches and do everyday activities
Take a look at the incredible difference before and after his surgery in the video above from “In The Know.”