Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) significantly reduced phantom limb pain in patients who had lost limbs to land mine explosions for up to 15 days, according to a study in the Journal of Pain (2016 ;17:911-918). Sixty-three percent of patients experienced a greater than 50% reduction in pain.
A 26-year-old graduate student at a rigorous university, Christina was having trouble keeping up with her studies due to a lack of interest, fatigue and feelings of hopelessness – signs of depression and bipolar disorder. Referred by her psychiatrist, she came to the TMS Center of Colorado for an evaluation, desperately hoping for some relief.
We know it can be hard to explain to people who don’t suffer from depression what it’s like to live with it. We came across this video and wanted to share it. The video does a great job of explaining in clear-cut terms what it’s like to live with clinical depression.
The TMS Center of Colorado is now offering the Brainsway deep TMS system to our patients. Please contact our office regarding this non-invasive, FDA cleared treatment for major depression.
If you have questions or wish to schedule a consultation please contact our treatment coordinator at 303-884-3867.
Non-invasive rTMS can stimulate the cortex by inducing a
painless current, thereby changing the physiological state of
the brain cortex
2009 is coming to a close. The healthcare debate continues as does one of the primary reasons blamed for the explosion of healthcare costs; innovations in healthcare. CNN has just issued its top ten health innovations for 2009, 5th on the list repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.