Whether someone you know has recently had transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or you’ve been reading up on this breakthrough treatment on your own, we know you have questions. Chief among them: Is TMS right for me?
Instead of wading through countless articles filled with confusing medical lingo, why not get your information straight from doctors you can trust?
In this blog, our team of experts at the US Neuropathy Centers answers your questions and shares their best information on transcranial magnetic stimulation. Take a closer look at TMS and why it may be an option for you.
It may sound mysterious, but TMS is a highly effective, FDA-approved treatment that uses the power of magnetic fields to stimulate and target nerve activity in your brain.
First, we place specialized coils against your scalp and measure the angles and distances between different features in your brain.
Then, the coils send steady magnetic pulses that easily penetrate the deepest layers of your brain. The magnetic pulses affect the way your nerves communicate with your brain, which helps you manage certain health conditions.
But who can benefit from TMS treatments? Fortunately, many of our patients are candidates for TMS, and here’s why.
We take the time to meet with you and discuss your health history, symptoms, and goals. We also conduct a series of thorough exams and consultations before recommending TMS. These are just a few of the reasons why we think you should consider TMS.
Because TMS targets nerve activity in your brain, it blocks pain signals traveling to your brain. But that’s not all TMS can do.
TMS can also stimulate the nerve cells in your brain that are responsible for regulating your mood, which can help you manage certain mental health problems, especially treatment-resistant depression.
The FDA has also cleared TMS to treat anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and addiction.
Many of our patients are seeking symptom relief without surgery, medications, or long recovery times.
TMS offers a way to address pain, depression, and other health concerns without the risk of traditional treatments. This means you can get help for your symptoms without sacrificing your other health and wellness goals.
In fact, TMS is a highly tolerable treatment. The most common side effects are mild headaches, scalp discomfort, tingling or spasms in your face muscles, and lightheadedness. If you notice side effects, we can make adjustments to your treatments to reduce or eliminate them.
Surgeries, prescriptions, and other treatments can be one-size-fits-all. That’s why we recommend TMS. And at the US Neuropathy Centers, we take treatment customization to the next level and use the most advanced TMS technology available: CloudTMS™.
With CloudTMS, we’re able to program your precise measurements, so the machine calibrates to your exact specifications for each treatment.
Your first treatment may be longer than subsequent appointments because we need to carefully position the TMS coils and calculate your unique measurements during your initial treatment. After that, CloudTMS saves your information, so treatments are much faster and tailored exactly to you.
Because we customize your TMS treatments exactly to your needs, we can pinpoint and directly target only the affected nerves and areas of your brain.
Do you want to see if TMS is an option for you? We’re ready to help you get started on your journey to a pain-free, active life. Request an appointment online or by calling our Marietta, Georgia, location.