Neuropathy and neuropathic pain refer to abnormal nerve function and nerve pain. Certain illnesses or injuries may damage nerves in the hands and/or feet leading to nerve dysfunction and pain. There can also be inappropriate firing of the pain signaling pathways in the brain that results in neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is common in diabetes, autoimmune conditions, shingles, thyroid dysfunction, and cancer. Medications only treat the symptoms; may not always be effective; and may cause adverse effects.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, cutting edge therapy that stimulates brain cells using electromagnetic impulses applied to areas of the brain responsible for pain regulation. Studies have shown that repeated treatment sessions with TMS can alter the way your brain processes signals, resulting in reduced symptoms of neuropathy and pain. The results can be beneficial in improving nerve function, reducing numbness, weakness, and pain.