TMS Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Questions and Answers
If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and you are noticing the signs and symptoms that gradually take over your body from Parkinson’s, we want you to know there is another way to help. No need for constant prescription medications and dealing with other treatment options that do not show effective results. To learn more, call us or schedule an appointment online.We are conveniently located at 535 West Second Street (“West on 2nd” building) Suite 205 Lexington KY 40508.
Table of Contents:
What are the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?
How can TMS help treat Comorbid Depression in Parkinson’s disease?
How does TMS benefit patients with Parkinson’s disease?
When to consider TMS therapy for Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s Disease is a debilitating and progressive disorder that targets the nervous system and affects movement. The symptoms normally start of gradual, and can barely be noticed, as usually you see is a tremor in the hand. Tremors are quite common, but the disorder also can cause stiffness or slowing of movements.
Many patients will begin to notice in the early stages of their Parkinson’s disease, that their face may slow down or show no expressions. Their arms will not swing naturally when they walk, and their speech becomes soft or even slurred. Overtime, the disease worsens your overall condition.
Everyone may experience different signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease; some patients do not even notice their symptoms at all. A few common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include:
At first, the tremor is gradual; you may only notice a slight tremor or shake in one hand, or your fingers. It can become gradually worse.
– Slowed movements
Over the course of the disease, it may begin to slow down your movements, making even the simplest of tasks difficult and hard to deal with.
– Rigid muscles
Stiffness in the muscles can occur anywhere throughout the body. Your muscles when stiff, may become painful and even limit your range of motion.
– Impaired posture and balance
You may notice more balance problems and your posture becoming more bent forward.
– Loss of automatic movement
Over time, you will notice a decrease in your ability to perform unconscious movements like smiling, swinging your arms naturally when you walk, and even blinking.
– Speech changes
When you begin to speak, you will notice a change in your speech by slurring your words, speaking more softly but often faster and begin to hesitate to talk to others. Your speech becomes much more monotone than having the usual different vocal octaves while you speak.
– Writing changes
With everything else, your writing will begin to change, as it will become more and harder to read and to write, and the text will begin to look a lot smaller.
Parkinson’s disease is often accompanied by diagnosed depression. Alternative to the standard anti-depression medication is often sought after, as it provides more effective than finding pharmacotherapies that help to treat both motor and psychological symptoms. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is often used to help treat comorbid depression in Parkinson’s disease as it proves to be an effective and safe non-invasive treatment option.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation improved the enhancement of the brains deprived signals of activity. It also helps to improve the motor functions of Parkinson’s disease by indicating the correct receptors and signaling them to notice the delays.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation can be a life-changing procedure for many patients who suffer with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease daily. Its non-invasive technique provides patients a much more at ease feeling towards the procedure than others. We make sure you are comfortable with your treatment, and that you feel relaxed before we get started.
Once seated on the chair in our private room, our physicians will place a magnetic coil gently around your head, this helps to stimulate the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of your brain which creates a chain like reaction and helps to regrow neuronal connections and basically wake-up the parts of the brain that have become very unactive. If you are suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s disease, and you are looking for an alternative to consistent prescriptions and pills, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) may be the perfect therapy solution for you! We are available by appointment only, Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and conveniently located at 535 West Second Street (“West on 2nd” building) Suite 205 Lexington KY 40508. We serve patients from Lexington KY, Georgetown KY, Brannon Woods KY, Wyandotte KY, Colby KY, Versailles KY, and Keene KY.