TMS Therapy In Memphis, TN
TMS Therapy in Memphis is a cutting-edge, non-invasive, non-drug therapy that uses magnetic energy pulses to improve and normalize brain function. Specific areas of the brain may be safely stimulated to enhance brain cell-to-cell connectivity and modulate neural networks to create a “balanced” state of mind and optimal brain function. TMS is used to effectively treat and manage a variety of mental health, neurological and cognitive conditions.
TMS therapy is non-invasive, meaning there are no surgical elements to the process. There is no requirement for any anesthesia or sedation, and you will be awake throughout the entire appointment. TMS is local and does not affect other areas of the body like prescription medications can.
During treatment, a coil is gently placed over areas of the head specifically mapped out by one of our clinicians. The coil uses magnetic fields to send currents to activate brain cells in specific brain regions such as the prefrontal cortex which is important for mood regulation.
As various regions of the brain are highly interconnected, the magnetic stimulation not only affects the targeted areas but also other areas such as the cingulate, amygdala, hypothalamus, thalamus, and motor cortex to further help regulate mood, behavior, cognitive functioning, sleep, pain regulation, and even limb movement and muscle tone.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a cutting-edge therapy that uses brief electromagnetic pulses to treat various brain conditions safely and effectively. The magnetic energy pulses stimulate cells in specific parts of the brain to improve mood, memory, sleep, and general cerebral performance.
TMS can be used to help patients achieve remission from many conditions and improve their quality of life.
TMS has been extensively researched over decades and has been shown to be very effective for treating depression and anxiety as well as other neurological and cognitive conditions such as brain fog, memory loss, Parkinson’s disease, recovery from stroke, recovery from concussion, PTSD, fibromyalgia, and insomnia.
TMS is non-invasive, well-tolerated, and requires no advanced preparation, anesthesia, or recovery time. It is a great option for those who are not responding well to drug therapy, wish to try a non-drug treatment, or have no other treatment options. This treatment has been approved by the FDA and has limited side effects.
Since TMS involves strong electromagnetic energy, those with pacemakers, implanted medical devices, and brain aneurysm coils are ineligible for treatment.
You will feel a tapping sensation on the side of the head during TMS. Some patients describe it as a “woodpecker” sensation on the side of the head.
The intensity of the treatment is adjusted to your comfort level. Most patients say that they get used to the sensation in a matter of minutes. You will be given earplugs to help minimize the noise and help you relax, making the experience as seamless as possible for you.
Our TMS clinic is fee-for-service and we do not file for insurance at this time. The initial appointment costs $300 due to fees for brain mapping. After that, each follow-up appointment will be $200.
Express TMS for Depression
Sometimes traditional antidepressants don’t work or come with unwanted side effects. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-approved treatment that uses magnetic pulses to improve the function of brain activity. This is done by stimulating areas of the brain that are “inactive” in depression or “hyperactive” in anxiety disorders.
With our personalized Express TMS Protocol for treating depression, you may see significant improvement in your mood in just 10 days! Total treatment time takes only 15-20 minutes with you sitting comfortably in a reclinable chair. A typical treatment schedule consists of daily treatment sessions 5 days a week for two weeks. More than 90% of our clients with depression and anxiety have responded well to this treatment protocol and have noticed a significant improvement in their mood.
At Brain Body Balance, our physicians are board-certified neurologists who offer a personalized treatment plan that effectively treats major depressive disorder and anxiety along with other commonly associated depression symptoms such as brain fog, poor quality sleep, and low energy.
Compared to other TMS providers who utilize a ‘cookie-cutter’ standard approach, our physicians listen to their patient’s concerns and tailor the treatment plan to their needs for optimal treatment response and a higher likelihood of success.
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