Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Have you ever heard of the acronym TMS? It stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It can help to treat individuals who are battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental illnesses. At Neurosciences Medical Clinic we are experts in magnetic therapy and have the right TMS therapy for you. Located conveniently in Miami, our medical clinic dedicates the best treatment out there.

What is TMS Therapy and How Does It Work?

TMS is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation that relies on electromagnetic induction by using an insulated coil is placed over the scalp. It is focused on a particular area of the brain that plays a role in mood regulation. What the coil does is generates brief magnetic pulses, which pass easily and painless through the skull and into the brain. There is no need worry. It is completely safe. The pulses that are generated are of the same type and strath that is made by MRI machines. When these pulses are sent to the brain, the pulses are administered in rapid succession. It is called repetitive TMS or rTMS that can produce longer lasting changes in brain activity.

TMS is mainly used to treat severe depression. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is usually recommended specifically after medication and psychotherapy fail to work. Doctors suggest taking at least one round of prescription antidepressants before exploring the possibility of TMS. Antidepressants and psychotherapy may be used in combination with TMS.

The most qualified candidates for TMS are people who suffer from depression who haven’t had success with other methods. This includes prescription drugs. Individuals who are not in good enough health for a procedure such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) might be better candidates for TMS. This is true for those who have a higher risk of seizures or may not tolerate anesthesia, which is needed for ECT.

Why is Magnetic Therapy So Easy?

As previously stated, this treatment is extremely safe and painless. Here are some reasons why this advanced therapy is efficient to you:

  • Therapy sessions are conducted in the comfort of your doctor’s office.
  • You can return back to your normal daily tasks, immediately.
  • There is no time wasted for recovery.
  • You stay awake during the entire duration of the treatment.
  • There are no negative effects on memory or sleep.
  • It is covered by most health insurance plans. This includes Medicare and Tricare.
  • There are more than 1 million treatments that are performed each year.  This means that TMS therapy us bringing new hope to people every day.

Some minor side effects may be associated with the treatment. They include the following:

  • Feeling of lightheadedness
  • Temporary hearing problems, due to loud magnet noise
  • Mild headaches
  • Tingling in the face, jaw, or scalp
  • Keep in mind that these symptoms are all temporary. Think about the longevity of the lasting effects. They are well worth it.

Contact Us Today

When it comes to magnetic therapy, we are the best tms therapy to choose. We are Neurosciences Medical Clinic. Located in Miami, we are the number one choice for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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