TMS Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation Questions and Answers
If you have suffered from a stroke and you are looking for rehabilitation options to help, contact Brain Health Center for our TMS stroke rehabilitation therapy. Our non-invasive and drug free alternative to your stroke rehabilitation may be the answer you have been looking for. For more information, 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.
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Our stroke rehabilitation therapy uses TMS technology which is better known as transcranial magnetic stimulation and is a type of brain stimulation therapy. TMS Therapy is a drug free and non-invasive treatment that uses electromagnetic pulses to help stimulate the brain’s nerve cells, which improve symptoms of neurological and mental health disorders.
Our TMS Therapy is done by our doctors who specialize in this form of therapy, at our outpatient clinic Brain Health Center.
Strokes happen when the blood flowing to the brain is blocked or even reduced, which causes the brain cells to begin to die. This can then result in long-term loss of muscle movement.
Our TMS therapy can help with your stroke rehabilitation and can promote motor recovery. The magnetic impulses can alter the activity in the motor cortex, which is the part of the brain that controls your voluntary movement. TMS Therapy has also shown to possibly improve difficulty swallowing, by stimulating the motor cortex, not all patients may experience this, but it is a great possibility for many of our patients who have suffered from a stroke and experience difficulty swallowing after.
During the first treatment with the Brain Health Center, our doctors will offer our patients to wear earplugs, this will help to minimize the clicking sound many may hear due to the magnetic impulses. Our patients will also have a comfortable chair to sit in during your treatment to relax and help you feel more at ease. Due to our therapy being non-invasive and not painful, general anesthesia is not offered, and our patients will remain awake during the entirety of the treatment.
If this is the patients first treatment session, our doctors will begin to measure the patients head to determine where its best to place the magnetic coil as well as take other measurements to personalize the setting on our TMS machine specifically for each individual patient.
Once that is completed, our doctor will place the magnetic coil above the front area of the brain, and the treatment will commence. Many hear a clicking sound, this is the sound of the magnetic impulses being released. Some patients have noted they also feel a tapping or even knocking sensation beneath the magnetic coil. Each patient will experience some of the following a little bit differently from others, or nothing at all.
Our TMS therapy treatment can last around 5 minutes, and once completed, our patients can drive themselves home and continue to resume normal daily activities.
Each patient is different, so the recommended treatment options for stroke rehabilitation may differ.
TMS therapy helps to treat many secondary symptoms after a patient suffers from a stroke, and it has the most effective results on movement issues. Many of the results we see with our stroke rehabilitation patients offer profound effects especially on those dealing with severe motor impairments. TMS therapy also helps to treat some cognitive effects from a stroke. Most notably; however, is when only ten minutes of TMS therapy is given, it results in significant improvements in naming skills in non-fluent aphasia patients.
TMS Therapy offers multiple benefits to stroke survivors in rehabilitation and the non-invasive properties makes it an ideal solution for stroke rehabilitation therapy. TMS therapy is not a cure for patients who have suffered from a stroke, it does still require work on the patient’s end to produce much of the results.
Where can I find a TMS provider near me for Stroke Rehabilitation? If you are in search of a TMS provider for therapy towards stroke rehabilitation, Brain Health Center is a great option for your TMS Therapy needs! Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions you may have in regards to our TMS therapy for stroke rehabilitation, and can offer further insight into this great alternative therapy. If you are interested in how our TMS therapy could help you, call us or simply book a consultation appointment online today. We serve patients from Lexington KY, Georgetown KY, Brannon Woods KY, Wyandotte KY, Colby KY, Versailles KY, and Keene KY.