NEUROWELLNESS SPA

TMS THERAPY

Neuro Wellness Spa offers many different types of therapies; however, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (TMS) has been the cornerstone treatment used for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and other treatable mental disorders at our office since 2009.

NEUROWELLNESS SPA

TMS THERAPY

Neuro Wellness Spa offers many different types of therapies; however, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (TMS) has been the cornerstone treatment used for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and other treatable mental disorders at our office since 2009.

WHAT IS TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) THERAPY?

Neuro Wellness Spa is noted to be one of the top tier providers of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS). Since it’s FDA approval in 2008, TMS has been used as a safe and very well tolerated treatment for achieving remission from the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Machine at the NeuroWellness Spa.

Both a non-systemic and non-invasive procedure, TMS causes far less side effects than previous treatments – if any at all. Unlike other treatments for psychiatric disorders like vagus nerve stimulation or deep brain stimulation, TMS does not require surgery or implantation of electrodes. In addition, unlike electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), TMS doesn’t cause seizures or require sedation with anesthesia. TMS does not affect any cognitive functioning, and the patient is able to resume daily activities right after treatment.

WHAT IS TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) THERAPY?

NeuroWellness Spa TMS Offices

Neuro Wellness Spa is noted to be one of the top tier providers of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS). Since it’s FDA approval in 2008, TMS has been introduced in the field of mental health as a safer and more highly tolerated treatment used to achieve remission from symptoms from depression and anxiety.

Both a non-systemic and non-invasive procedure, TMS causes far less side effects than previous treatments – if any at all. Unlike other treatments for psychiatric disorders like vagus nerve stimulation or deep brain stimulation, TMS does not require surgery or implantation of electrodes. In addition, unlike electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), TMS doesn’t cause seizures or require sedation with anesthesia. TMS does not affect any cognitive functioning, and the patient is able to resume daily activities right after treatment.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Machine at the NeuroWellness Spa.

TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) THERAPY

Typically, the first line of treatment for mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are a combination of psychiatric medications and psychological counseling. Unfortunately, oftentimes the use of psychiatric medication can be ineffective after trying several options, especially for those that are suffering from mild to moderate mental disorders. Also, the severity of certain medications side effects versus their results may often drive people to pursue alternative forms of treatment or just stop treatment altogether. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (TMS) is an FDA-approved proven effective alternative for people who are suffering and looking either for additional help or a different treatment option. The specialized consultants at Neuro Wellness Spa are well-equipped and more than happy to provide answers to whatever questions there may be regarding TMS and cost options for treatment.

HOW DOES TMS THERAPY WORK?

As previously stated, TMS is a form of non-invasive procedure that relies on magnetic fields. The resident treating psychiatrist and TMS specialist at Neuro Wellness Spa will first identify the best place to put the magnets on your head in addition to the best dose of magnetic energy for your treatment. In order to activate dormant or extremely sluggish areas, such magnetic fields are strategically concentrated on a particular area near the brain to stimulate the right nerve cells. This stimulation in turn alleviates the psychiatric disorder in the patient by helping him or her to find reprieve of symptoms in his or her everyday life. Although the biology of why TMS is effective isn’t completely understood, the stimulation affects how this particular part of the brain is working. In turn, this mechanism eases the symptoms of the patient’s psychiatric disorder and improves mood. At Neuro Wellness Spa, TMS is done on an outpatient basis in our office or clinic and requires a series of treatment sessions generally carried out daily in order to be effective.

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TMS REMISSION RATES FOR DEPRESSION

Neuro Wellness Spa currently boasts an 82% remission rate in treating patients with otherwise treatment resistant depression. These patients have showed improvements in each are of depressive symptomology measure objective throughout the course of their treatment.

 

The statistics are impressive, but the influence of treatment on patients’ lives is infinite.

HOW LONG DO THE AFFECTS OF TMS LAST?

As Depression is considered a chronic illness, unfortunately there is not a “cure” at this time. Thus, any patients getting TMS treatment should not expect the remission they achieve at Neuro Wellness Spa to last forever. However, our data suggests that only 15% of patients in remission after completion of treatment will have a depressive relapse within the first year. Thus, TMS is a very durable treatment in comparison to alternatives. If a patient is to relapse, the need for the full course of treatment is not necessary. A patient can generally come in for booster sessions (5-10) to once again achieve remission.

 

The length of remission depends on various factors after the completion including the following: severity of illness, lifestyle, continued therapy, exercise, diet, and a continued use of a well-tolerated therapeutic dose of a medication.

 

We have treated patients in 2009 that are still in remission to this day! Thus, we expect that TMS will have lasting effects on any of our new patients’ lives!

SIDE EFFECTS OF TMS THERAPY

Since TMS is non-systemic, it does not carry the same side effects that one may experience in taking medication. We directly treat the area of the brain known to be associated with depression as opposed to medication that must be ingested into the blood stream prior to reaching these areas. TMS is also non-invasive, meaning it does not require general anesthesia and will not lead to cognitive impairment like in other treatments such as ECT.

 

TMS is a VERY tolerated treatment. The most common side effect would be a headache after the first few treatments. The headache is a result of the stimulation of neurons that haven’t been utilized in patients suffering with depression. It’s like getting sore after exercising for the first time in a year.

Neuro Wellness Spa offers many different types of therapies; however, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (TMS) has been the cornerstone treatment used for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and other treatable mental disorders at our office since 2009.

TMS REMISSION RATES FOR DEPRESSION

Neuro Wellness Spa currently boasts an 82% remission rate in treating patients with otherwise treatment resistant depression. These patients have showed improvements in each are of depressive symptomology measure objective throughout the course of their treatment.

 

The statistics are impressive, but the influence of treatment on patients’ lives is infinite.

HOW LONG DO THE AFFECTS OF TMS LAST?

As Depression is considered a Chronic Illness, unfortunately there is not a “Cure” at this time. Thus, any patient getting TMS treatment should not expect the remission they achieve at Neuro Wellness Spa to last forever. However, our data suggests that only 15% of patients in remission after completion of treatment will have a depressive relapse within the first year. Thus, TMS is a very durable treatment in comparison to alternatives. If a patient is to relapse, the need for the full course of treatment is not necessary. A patient can generally come in for booster sessions (5-10) to once again, achieve remission.

 

Length of remission depends on various factors after the completion including: severity of illness, lifestyle, continued therapy, exercise, diet, and continued use of a well-tolerated therapeutic dose of a medication.

 

We have treated patients in 2009 that are still in remission to this day! Thus, we expect that TMS will have lasting effects on any of our new patients’ lives!

SIDE EFFECTS OF TMS THERAPY

Since TMS is non-systemic, it does not carry the same side effects that one may experience in taking medication. We directly treat the area of the brain known to be associated with depression opposed to medication that must be ingested into the blood stream prior to reaching these areas. TMS is also non-invasive, meaning it does not require general anesthesia and will not lead to cognitive impairment like in other treatments such as ECT.

 

TMS is a VERY tolerated treatment. The most common side effect would be a headache after the first few treatments. The headache is a result of the stimulation of neurons that haven’t been utilized in patients suffering with depression. Its like getting sore after exercising for the first time in a year.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TMS THERAPY TREATMENTS?

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When you arrive for your first TMS session, you will initially be greeted by a trained TMS technician.

They will then lead you to your treatment room, where you will rest on a comfortable chair that has the ability to both recline and elevate your legs. You will be fitted for a cap that the treating psychiatrist will use to mark your TMS treatment areas. You will wear this cap for every TMS treatment.

The treating psychiatrist will then come in and use the TMS machine to locate your proper treatment area, in addition to finding your motor threshold.

Based on your psychiatric history, the treating psychiatrist will also decide the type of TMS treatment and which side the coil attached to the TMS machine should be placed in order to provide the most effective treatment for your needs.

After, the treating psychiatrist finds the proper placement and answers any additional questions you may have.

Your TMS technician will then prepare you for your first full treatment. Generally, we allow between 18 and 30 minutes for each session, depending on the type of TMS treatment the psychiatrist prescribes. The technician will then make sure you feel as comfortable as possible, situating the chair to your liking and offering blankets and water.

Each treatment room is equipped with a flat screen TV connected to our Neuro Wellness Spa Netflix account.

Where you can choose from a variety of TV shows, movies, or meditative scenery to watch during your treatment. You may also choose to use your phone or iPad, or you may use the time to meditate; however, it is important that you do not sleep during the treatment as it may decrease the efficacy. If you prefer, the technician will offer you earplugs, but they are not required. In order to ensure that your head doesn't move during treatment, a pillow behind you will then be wrapped around the sides of your head.

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Once you are comfortable, the TMS technician will place the TMS coil on your head in the space that the psychiatrist has marked and will start your treatment.

If at any time you require a break, feel pain, or believe the coil may have accidentally moved, your TMS technician can pause your treatment to make sure you are comfortable.

HOW DOES TMS THERAPY FEEL?

At Neuro Wellness Spa, we use a TMS device produced by MagVenture, which is a medical device company specializing in non-invasive magnetic stimulation systems. Once the coil is placed on your head, the TMS technician will then begin your treatment protocol. Treatments for depression are typically placed on the left side of your head, while treatments for anxiety are placed on the right. When the treatment starts, you will hear a series of clicks with each pulse while you feel a tapping sensation under the coil. The tapping sensation should not be painful, and your TMS technician will make sure that you remain as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Once your session is finished, you may experience a slight headache or some residual feeling from the tapping during your first few sessions, but any side effects from TMS are highly unlikely. After TMS treatment, you are free to continue with your day as usual.

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HOW DOES TMS THERAPY FEEL?

At Neuro Wellness Spa, we use a TMS device produced by MagVenture, which is a medical device company specializing in non-invasive magnetic stimulation systems. Once the coil is placed on your head, the TMS technician will then begin your treatment protocol. Treatments for depression are typically placed on the left side of your head, while treatments for anxiety are placed on the right. When the treatment starts, you will hear a series of clicks with each pulse while you feel a tapping sensation under the coil. The tapping sensation should not be painful, and your TMS technician will make sure that you remain as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Once your session is finished, you may experience a slight headache or some residual feeling from the tapping during your first few sessions, but any side effects from TMS are highly unlikely. After TMS treatment, you are free to continue with your day as usual.

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