Other TMS Treatments
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy is a non-invasive procedure that incorporates the use of magnetic impulses to target (stimulate) certain areas of the brain. It has been tested successfully all over the world, and it just might be the right solution for you.
During the procedure, an electromagnetic device is placed near the head and magnetic impulses are thrown at specific targeted areas in the brain. This stimulation can be used to produce certain desired results and treat various behavioral disorders that are resistant to traditional therapy.
Currently, TMS is approved for specific conditions resistant to traditional treatments; however, all the mentioned therapies below are not FDA approved, but are showing promising results in the treatment for the following conditions:
TMS Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common illnesses in the world. According to some recent meta-analysis, nearly 40 million people across the United States suffer from anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder. At Neuro Behavioral Center, we understand how hard it could get for you to go on with your daily life, but where there’s a will, there's a way.
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TMS Therapy for Smoking
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy has a wide range of applications. It can be used to help treat patients with depression, anxiety, or withdrawal symptoms. Recently, TMS is being used to treat people with smoking addiction, helping them finally kick this bad habit. This therapy is used to target the areas or neurons of your brain that control addiction. By modulating these neurons, the effect of nicotine (the addictive ingredient in cigarette smoke) on your brain can be altered along with a reduction in nicotine craving and withdrawal symptoms.
TMS Therapy for Addiction
TMS therapy can be used to modulate the addiction areas of the brain. It has the potential to decrease the addictive effects of various drugs e.g., nicotine, alcohol, etc. Another important mechanism by which this therapy can help is the management of withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms are usually the main issue when it comes to quitting addiction. People start having headaches, nausea, vomiting, depression, and even seizures after discontinuing the use of drugs. By stimulating specific areas in the brain, a false feeling of the drug can be given, which can help reduce withdrawal symptoms. Moreover, depression, headache, nausea, etc. can also be reduced using TMS therapy.
TMS Therapy for Pain Management
Although TMS therapy has not yet been approved by the FDA for pain management, studies have shown that it could provide people with substantial pain relief. A recent study carried out at Stanford University has shown the TMS can be effectively used to provide pain relief for various conditions, like fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal pain.
Neuro Behavioral Center in Walpole, Massachusetts, is one of the pioneer behavioral centers to incorporate advanced therapeutic strategies into patients’ treatment regimens. We believe in equal and personalized care for every patient. Our highly skilled healthcare professionals will make sure you get the best-tailored treatment for your condition. Whether it is depression, OCD, addiction, bipolar disorder, or pain management, we’ve got you covered. Call our office in Walpole, Massachusetts, at (508) 660-1666, or schedule an appointment online.