TMS is noninvasive technique that uses magnetic fields to stimulate neuronal activity in the brain. It gained FDA indication for the treatment of major depressive disorder in 2008. Since then, researchers have continued to explore the ways TMS may benefit other conditions. In August 2018, the FDA added an indication of TMS for the treatment of OCD. Recent evidence suggest TMS may also serve as an effective treatment for severe migraine headaches.
At Neuro Wellness Spa, we are excited to offer TMS treatment for those suffering with migraines.
Contact us today to learn more about TMS, or to schedule a complimentary consultation.
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy?
How Are Migraines Treated 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, treatment options are available. At Neuro Wellness Spa, our patients with migraines have experienced the efficacy of TMS.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe and effective treatment that delivers magnetic pulses to the occipital cortex of the brain. These pulses reduce overactive brain activity that has been associated with migraines. 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.
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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