Transmagnetic Cranial Stimulation (TMS)

Transmagnetic cranial stimulation (TMS) is a procedure that uses electromagnetism to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. It is a non-invasive technique which means no surgery or cutting occurs. A large metal coil that has electromagnetic components is placed on the scalp over particular regions of the brain. The electric currents stimulate neural connections in the brain and can help with multiple medical issues.

TMS can be used to help with major depression, sclerosis diseases, migraines, neuropathic pain, and schizophrenia. It can also be used to determine the extent of brain damage after a stroke. There are very rare side effects that can occur from TMS such as fainting and seizures.

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