If you struggle with chronic pain that doesn’t improve despite conventional medical care, it may be time to consider options such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The team at Texas Mind Science in Richardson and Flower Mound, Texas, specializes in TMS, offering this noninvasive and safe therapy using the cutting-edge CloudTMS™ machine to reduce your pain and improve your emotional well-being. To learn if you’re a good candidate for TMS, call one of the offices or schedule an appointment online today.
Chronic pain refers to pain that lasts longer than six months or that continues after the original injury heals.
Any condition associated with chronic pain is further complicated by the fact that ongoing pain affects your central nervous system, making your nerves more sensitive. As a result, you may feel pain from things that shouldn’t be painful, like the touch of soft fabric.
One of the biggest challenges of chronic pain is that conservative medical treatments seldom relieve the pain. Even strong medications such as narcotics aren’t reliable. They help some patients but fail to provide significant relief for others, and they put you at risk for addiction.
Nonpharmaceutical treatments are recommended as the first line of treatment for chronic pain conditions like lower back pain. Your provider may prescribe options such as cognitive behavioral therapy, low-level lasers, yoga, and physical therapy before medication.
The multidisciplinary team at Texas Mind Science takes an integrative approach to help patients overcome chronic pain. As part of your treatment, they may recommend TMS.
TMS is a noninvasive treatment that relieves a range of chronic pain conditions that fail to improve with medication. The treatment uses magnetic pulses produced by the CloudTMS machine to stimulate neurons in your brain.
The TMS coil is placed next to your scalp, where it’s precisely positioned to direct the magnetic pulses into a specific area of your brain.
As the magnetic pulses safely pass through your skull and go into your brain, they reprogram neuron circuits associated with pain perception. As a result, you feel less pain.
Your first appointment is a little longer than the rest because your provider at Texas Mind Science takes extra time to calculate where to position the CloudTMS coil to reach the targeted brain area.
Once the position and TMS settings are determined, the information is programmed into the CloudTMS so it automatically replicates the same treatment at your next session. To achieve optimal results, most patients need five treatments a week for 4-6 weeks.
During your TMS sessions, you simply relax in a chair and sit still while the CloudTMS machine transmits the magnetic pulses. You hear clicking throughout your session and may feel sensations like a slight tapping. Otherwise, TMS is pain free and you can return to your usual activities afterward.
If you suffer from chronic pain, call Texas Mind Science or schedule an appointment online today.