Chronic pain is reported to afflict up to 50% of the population worldwide.It is estimated that 40% of individuals with chronic pain remain treatment resistant, even after trying a variety of methods, making it difficult to find a treatment that works.In recent years, neuromodulary techniques (medications or procedures that potentiate or inhibit nerve signal transmission) have been studied in patients with chronic pain.Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive neuromodulary technique that has been increasingly explored and is showing significant promise in the managment of chronic pain disorders, such as fibromyalgia, chronic lower back pain, and chronic migraines.
TMS is a noninvasive method that stimulates or inhibits specific cortical areas with a pulsing magnetic field induced by an electrical current running through a coil placed directly on the scalp.The electromagnetic field, in turn, generates an induced electric current in adjacent neuronal tissue, e.g., the brain cells directly below the coil. This focused electric current may depolarize or hyperpolarize neurons (either cause the neurons to fire or reduce their firing) and change neuronal plasticity. At Pacific Center for Neurostimulation, we will work with you, your family, and primary providers, to create the best TMS course for you. We have a patient-centered treatment approach beginning with a thorough assessment that includes collaborating with your current providers. The aim of this approach is to create a better overall response to treatment and to increase your quality of life by reducing physical and emotional pain and suffering.Call or email us today to discuss how we may help you or your loved one achieve relief.