Migraines are becoming one of the most common nervous system diseases in the world. Although the exact mechanism of migraine is unknown, migraines may have neural and vascular causes, involving cortical excitability, correlative predisposing genes and environmental factors. TMS is noninvasive technique that uses gently magnetic pulses to activate (or suppress) cortex excitability. It gained FDA indication for the treatment of major depressive disorder in 2008 and recent studies are now showing the extensive potential TMS therapy has in the treatment of migraines.
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy?
Migraine Treatment with TMS
Migraines are often experienced as throbbing pains across the head, forehead and temple, coupled with severe sensory disturbances like light sensitivity and loss of vision. These episodes can even lead to hospitalization. Although there is no cure for migraines, safe and effective treatment options are available. At Neuro Wellness Spa, our patients have experienced the efficacy of TMS at treating and preventing migraines.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe and effective treatment that delivers magnetic pulses to the brain. TMS is non-invasive (does not require surgery), non-systemic (does not affect the entire body) and well-tolerated. If you’re interested in learning more about how TMS may be able to help your migraines, contact Neuro Wellness Spa today.
According to the American Academy of Neurology, there are 30 million people suffering from migraines in the U.S. alone. Additionally, there are 157 million lost work days each year associated with pain and suffering from migraines. Migraines have a significant impact on people’s health, the workforce, and the economy.
Migraines affect over 1 billion people worldwide. Migraines are the 3rd most common illness in the entire world; someone in approximately every four households is a chronic migraine sufferer. Although the causes of migraines aren’t fully understood, genetics and environmental factors may both play a role. In the United States, 12% of adults suffer from migraines and 40% could benefit from preventative therapies.
Contact us today to learn more about how TMS may be effective in the treatment and prevention of migraines.
Signs & Symptoms of Migraines
Migraines can affect anyone, and migraine attacks can last for hours or even days. Migraines often cause a severe throbbing pain that is accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensory sensitivity.
In the days leading up to a migraine, people may experience:
- Lowered mood
- Decreased or increased appetite
- Stiffness in the neck
20 minutes to an hour before a migraine starts, people may experience:
- Loss of vision
- Feeling of pins and needles
- Difficulty speaking
- Numbness or weakness on one side
- Phantom sounds
- Uncontrolled movements
During a migraine, symptoms may include:
- A severe pulsing or throbbing pain in the head
- Focus on one side of the body or head
- Pain for anywhere from 4 to 72 hours
- Extreme sensitivity to light, sounds, smells, etc.
- Blurred vision
After migraines subside, some symptoms may persist including:
- Drained and exhausted
Call us today to learn more about TMS for migraines, or to set up an appointment.
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Wish I Had Been Aware of This Years Ago
It’s been over 3 months since my treatments ended and the symptoms have not returned.
I Feel Like I Have Come Alive Again
TMS allowed me to get over the initial hump to make the life changes necessary to live with and manage my depression.
TMS Helped My Depression
After about ten treatments, people started asking me what changed and why I seemed so much happier.
Based on your selections, Neuro Wellness Spa TMS therapy may be able to help.
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TMS Therapy is an FDA cleared treatment for depression, OCD and cigarette cessation that has also shown to be effective for a range of conditions affecting mental health and cognition. Based on your responses, you may want to speak with a health care provider to ask about your symptoms and treatment options.
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