Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy offers remission from depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, as well as other psychiatric and certain neurological conditions. Depression affects 1 in every 8 people in the United States. When you suffer, don’t lose hope
WHAT IS TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a FDA approved medical device for the treatment of major depressive disorders and other psychiatric and neurological conditions for patients age 18+. TMS uses magnetic impulses that stimulates the neurons in the targeted area of the brain. TMS is able to safely
regulate patients neural activity, creating a more stable cadence, thereby facilitating symptom alleviation and contributing to the patient’s well-being.
WHY HAVEN’T I HEARD OF TMS THERAPY BEFORE?
TMS has been FDA-approved since 2008. Over 15,000 studies have looked at the utility of TMS therapy, allowing more than 600 providers in the U.S. to offer care needed.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THERAPY?
During the Deep TMS treatment process, a padded helmet containing patented H-coil is fitted to patient’s head while you relax in a treatment chair and remain awake and alert. Each session typically lasts 20 minutes and is administered in an outpatient office setting, requiring no sedation or drug side effects and allowing you to return to your normal routine immediately following treatment. A patient will go through 30-36 treatment sessions over a course of 6-9 weeks.
WHAT DO THESE PULSES FEEL LIKE?
They feel like tapping on your scalp. Most of our patients say that the pulses take some getting used to, but they aren’t usually painful. If you’re feeling discomfort, let us know and we’ll make adjustments
DOES TMS REALLY CURE DEPRESSION?
The efficacy rate for mental illness sufferers is approximately 67% with one-third of patients entering remission from their illness for 10-12 months and another third experiencing a marked, measurable improvement of their often-debilitating symptoms.
IS TMS THE SAME AS ELECTRIC SHOCK THERAPY?
ECT and TMS are both good treatments, but TMS is safer, more convenient and done in an outpatient setting. TMS works differently than an electric compulsive therapy. It’s a very specific targeting of areas of the brain responsible for depression. Whereas in shock therapy, you’re inducing a seizure over the entire brain. ECT has to be done in the hospital that requires anesthesia.
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS CAN TMS THERAPY TREAT?
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Smoking Cessation, Insomnia, Migraines, Chronic Pain, Alzheimer’s
Disease, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, PostStroke Rehabilitation, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
IS TMS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Most all major insurance and Medicare plans cover TMS therapy in all 50 states. Our team will help determine whether or not your medical insurance will cover some or all of your therapy. Private pay and payment options are available as well for off-label needs.
If you have enjoyed your TMS therapy. Please print and fill out a testimonial form here. If you would like more information about this service. Here is a link to a Tuscaloosa Alabama press release.