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TMS for Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke is the leading and most frequent cause of long-term disability in adults in the United States. In fact, nearly 750,000 individuals in the United States are affected each year.

A stroke is a medical emergency and can cause permanent neurological damage, and is some cases death.  When a stroke occurs, it is often a result of acute brain ischemia. Ischemia often leads to changes in several neural networks in the affected area and other areas of the brain. The recovery process after stroke has perplexed the minds of neuroscientists and researchers for years.

In recent years, the investigation focuses on the neurophysiological changes that occur in the brain after a stroke and developing ways to enhance motor recovery. In particular, one strategy being researched is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a non-invasive tool to study brain plasticity changes resulting from stroke and its therapeutic modality to improve motor function safely.

Repetitive TMS (rTMS) and Deep TMS (dTMS)

Stroke rehabilitation should be started as quickly as possible. 

Various studies looking at repetitive TMS (rTMS) and deep TMS (dTMS) suggest that both rTMS and dTMS may be viable and feasible non-pharmacological (non-drug) and noninvasive tools to assist in the neurorehabilitation of different motor and non-motor clinical manifestations of stroke. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment performs magnetic stimulation of brain structures and networks affected by the stroke, and can assist in bringing significant improvement to patients affect by a stroke.

Perhaps, integration with other conventional treatment modalities, TMS may be a very effective way to enhance the clinical recovery of stroke survivors.


ABOUT TMS DIRECTORY | TMS Directory connects TMS groups, communities, and individuals across the U.S. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a leading-edge technology that uses magnetic waves to gently stimulate nerve cells in the brain. Moreover, this is a non-invasive treatment most commonly used for the treatment of major depression.

TMS THERAPY | TMS therapy is covered by insurance and a particularly useful tool for treatment-resistant depression in patients who have failed to respond to medication or therapy. The treatment has been FDA-approved for major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and smoking cessation. Be sure to check with a TMS clinician or provider in your area before starting TMS therapy to determine is your condition is covered by insurance and to find out if TMS is right for you.

TMS HELPS | If you are someone who suffers from a mental and neurological health condition, and seeking TMS therapy as a treatment option – TMS Directory can connect you with someone in your area who specializes in treating these conditions with the most advanced forms of medicine.

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TMS for Stroke Rehabilitation