How Does PrTMS Work?
Brainwaves are electrical activity patterns that originate from the firing of neurons. There are four main types of brainwaves: beta, alpha, theta, and delta. Beta waves are associated with wakefulness and mental alertness. Alpha waves occur when you are relaxed and your mind is quiet. Theta waves happen when you are drowsy or asleep. Delta waves are present during deep sleep.
PrTMS uses magnetic pulses to stimulate specific areas of the brain. This can alter brainwave activity and help to relieve certain conditions like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and migraines. PrTMS is a non-invasive procedure with few side effects. It is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression and is being studied for other conditions as well.
How PrTMS works
PrTMS is a unique approach to neuromodulation that uses EEG data to analyze a patient’s brainwaves and create a custom PrTMS treatment plan. This approach is designed to restore balance and correct brainwave disruptions that may contribute to many conditions.
To begin, our qualified staff will review a patient’s medical history and symptoms. Then, an EEG will be used to collect brainwave data. This data will be analyzed to create a map of the activity in the brain.
Using the map and neurocognitive test scores, the provider will construct a personalized PrTMS treatment plan. The plan will be verified and approved by the provider before being carried out.
Evaluate and map your brain functionA brain map, also called an electroencephalogram (EEG), can help doctors evaluate and better understand your brain function. This test is quick, painless, and noninvasive. It measures your brainwave activity through sensors placed on your scalp, and provides objective data about your brain health.
In addition to the EEG, you will also be asked to fill out patient questionnaires. These provide subjective, qualitative data about your symptoms and how they affect your daily life. The combination of objective and subjective data forms a more complete picture of your brain health.
If you are experiencing any neurological symptoms, or if you have a family history of neurological disorders, talk to your doctor about getting an EEG. It could be the first step in getting the help you need.
The data collected in step 1 is used to generate a treatment plan tailored specifically to you, which is then verified and approved by a qualified PrTMS provider.
Application of PrTMS Therapy
PrTMS therapy is performed according to your custom treatment plan.
During treatment, you will relax in a comfortable chair while the TMS device is positioned near your head and energy is applied.
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It’s normal for patients and their families who are affected by brain disorders to feel frustrated and isolated, and many have lost hope that there is any relief in sight. PrTMS is a treatment protocol that has helped patients restore their brain function, reclaim their lives, and feel passionate about living again. We understand what you are going through, and our goal is to help guide you through the process so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not PrTMS is the right treatment for you or your child.
Many of our clinicians and technicians have gone through PrTMS treatment protocols themselves and have realized firsthand what the treatment has done for them, and as a result, are passionate about helping others to heal too.
Our New Patient Coordinator is available to answer any questions that you may have about how PrTMS can help you specifically. She’ll take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and put your mind at ease. She can also assist in getting you scheduled with the clinic should you decide to move forward with treatment.