Understanding TMS therapy
TMS is a drug-free, non-invasive therapy that has been evolving and advancing for decades. TMS treatment uses magnetic pulses to stimulate electrical activity in the brain’s neurons. Non-personalized versions of this therapy have been cleared by the FDA for use in treating a limited number of conditions, including Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and pain associated with certain migraine headaches.
TMS is a non-drug, outpatient therapy that can be an effective alternative to medication.
What makes PrTMS® different from TMS?
Personalized repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (PrTMS®) is TMS – but with a smarter, more sophisticated approach. Unlike conventional TMS that is one-size-fits-all, PrTMS® utilizes a proprietary, patent-pending protocol to develop personalized treatment plans that customize the TMS therapy delivered to each patient – which may help patients achieve optimal results. PrTMS® may be successful in treating a variety of brain health conditions.
How is PrTMS® therapy customized?
Patients’ brain function is evaluated regularly during the course of the treatment plan, and therapy is modified from session to session to provide each patient with optimal results.
The PrTMS® therapeutic approach uses brainwave analysis through an EEG to measure patient’s brain activity. This, combined with the patient’s self-assessed neurocognitive symptom scores, reveals a more complete picture of a patient’s brain health.
This patient specific data is used to create a proposed treatment plan personalized to each patient’s unique brain, which is verified and approved by a qualified PrTMS® provider – this customization allows the therapy to be delivered at a lower intensity than with conventional TMS treatment.
Am I qualified for PrTMS®?
PrTMS® has been used in patients with a wide variety of conditions, including those that may not have responded to medication in the past. Talk to your doctor to see if PrTMS® is right for you.