Understanding How TMS Treatment Helps Stroke Patients

Understanding How TMS Treatment Helps Stroke Patients

 

Do you want to learn about the latest treatment for strokes? Here are the basics to understanding how TMS treatment works.

 

Strokes can be harmful to the brain.

What happens to the brain when someone experiences a stroke? Blood flow is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from receiving the proper oxygen and nutrients. As a result, we lose the ability to carry out different functions. Is there a way to regain some of these vital functions? Recent research has shown promise in the treatment and rehabilitation of strokes with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

How does TMS work?

First, a magnetic coil is placed against your head. Once the repetitive magnetic impulses pass through all the tissue and bony structures of the head, it activates nerve cells. This allows nerve cells to receive the proper nutrients and oxygen, resulting in more appropriate functioning of the brain.

Rehab for stroke.

Along with TMS treatment, many patients diagnosed with a stroke choose to receive neurorehabilitation in combination with TMS to better restore function. A rehab program for stroke patients emphasizes the re-education of skills. Among these are motor and cognitive skills that help with daily functions and independence. In addition, chiropractic care is also important for restoring strength and mobility.

TMS treatment is a relatively new and an effective treatment for stroke patients.

TMS has been researched since the early 1990s and is an exciting treatment modality in the world of neuroscience. For more information about what TMS can do for you, contact us at info@synapsehpc.com or call 855.902.3400.