TMS therapy has transformed the lives of millions of people, even those who have found little success using medications such as antidepressants. With TMS, remission and mental well-being is possible.
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is an FDA-approved, patented technology that has proven to be a highly-effective alternative approach to mental health treatment, most notably of Major Depressive Disorder. This non-invasive therapy is safe and comes without any lingering, unpleasant side effects that many suffering from mental health disorders experience with other treatments and medications. Moreover, TMS treatments are quick and convenient, allowing patients to return to normal activity following each session.
How Does TMS Work?
TMS treatment works by improving electrical brain activity. Many mental health disorders can be attributed to problems in the way neurotransmitters send signals in the brain. To treat these pathways, coils structured into a helmet that wraps around a patient’s head emit brief magnetic pulses to stimulate neurons in targeted areas of the brain. Over time, TMS therapy promotes healing in the brain’s electrical system and restores proper functioning.
TMS therapy has seen complete remission rates of over 50% with 75% of patients having a positive response to treatment. In addition, TMS therapy has proven effective even when medications have not. The two types of TMS offered by Restorative Brain Clinic are Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS)
TMS Treatment Program
At the Restorative Brain Clinic TMS treatment center, sessions are a breeze! Each patient typically benefits most from a 20-minute session once a day for 4-6 weeks. We use Brainsway’s and Magventure’s effective technology, which ensures these sessions are nearly 50% shorter than those of other TMS treatments, meaning you can spend less time receiving treatment and more time feeling better.
You can expect the following during each session:
You’ll be seated comfortably with a cushioned helmet or a figure 8 coil placed by your head. This helmet will generate magnetic fields, similar to those used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. You may experience mild pain or discomfort in the area being treated ment area, but that usually only occurs during sessions in the first week of treatment. After a brief 20 minutes, you’ll be finished with the treatment and ready to drive, exercise, and resume normal activity. That’s it!
TMS therapy delivers:
- Fast results
- Non-invasive treatment
- Minimal discomfort
- No need for medication
- No major side effects
TMS Treatment Side Effects
- Across testing in clinical trials, TMS therapy has been found to be safe and well-tolerated.
- TMS treatment does not cause any systemic side effects (side effects that can occur when medication enters your bloodstream).
- Minor side effects include temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the treatment area during a session, but this usually dissipates after the first week of treatment.
- Other side effects may include jaw pain and muscle twitching.
- Patients with metal implants in or around the head should not receive TMS treatment.
TMS therapy can help treat the following conditions:
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
TMS Therapy Specialists
Our clinic consists not only of a team of caring professionals but utilizes state-of-the-art technology. Patients have access to around-the-clock care at Restorative Brain Clinic, Inc. Emergency calls are forwarded to our Counselors and Patient Advocates cell phone who will assist you!
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