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 therapy can be an effective alternative to medication. It’s an outpatient therapy, and patients are able to drive themselves to and from appointments.
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 to 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.
This ability to finely tune the treatment is designed to increase the effectiveness of therapy, while also reducing the chance of discomfort.
What conditions can PrTMS help treat?
PrTMS utilizes a protocol for developing personalized treatment plans for use with repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). There are multiple TMS systems that have been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and migraines, using a conventional, one-size-fits-all approach. PrTMS is an approach to medical practice that is designed to address these as well as many other conditions with a personalized treatment regimen.