TMS for the Treatment of Tinnitus
You’re trying to enjoy a nice dinner out with your friends, but this constant buzz in your ear keeps you uncomfortably distracted all evening. Perhaps you’re lying in bed trying to sleep, but you find it difficult to get to sleep because of the constant ringing in your ear. Tinnitus is not a disease but is an undesired symptom of another condition, such as hearing loss. The first step in treating tinnitus is in determining its cause, and treatment should revolve around treating the cause.
However, it’s always good to know that there are other treatment options when first-line therapies are not helpful. While TMS Therapy has not been FDA-approved for tinnitus treatment to date, studies show that it is effective for some patients. TMS is a form of neuromodulation, which means to modulate or normalize nerve activity.
The effects of TMS on tinnitus have been studies for nearly a decade. However, while some patients have received significant improvements in their tinnitus symptoms, some have also reported worsening symptoms. It is important that before seeking TMS therapy as a treatment option, that you speak with your doctor or a TMS therapy certified physician experienced in treating tinnitus.
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 gently uses magnetic waves to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. TMS is a non-invasive treatment most commonly used for the treatment of major depression.
TMS THERAPY | TMS therapy is a useful tool for treatment-resistant depression in patients who have failed to respond to medication or other treatments.
TMS HELPS | If you are someone who suffers from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, or another condition, and you are 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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