TMS Therapy Providers located in San Diego, CA
Following a concussion, about 15% of patients continue to have headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms for a year or longer. There are currently no specific treatments for this problem, but patients still have hope at MindSet, a team of experts offer personalized repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (PrTMS®). PrTMS® may improve post-concussion syndrome by restoring brainwaves back to a normal state. To learn more about PrTMS® for concussions, call the office in San Diego, California, or schedule an appointment online.
Concussion Q & A
What causes a concussion?
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when a blow to the head is severe enough to make the brain hit against the skull. The trauma damages brain cells and disrupts nerve communication. Patients may also develop blood vessel damage or a bruised brain.
A concussion should always be evaluated by a doctor. Even if it seems mild, it’s important to rule out brain swelling and a potential skull fracture.
What symptoms develop due to a concussion?
Symptoms may appear right away or be delayed for a few hours or days. Concussion symptoms can also turn into a chronic problem and last a year or longer, a condition called post-concussion syndrome.
The three primary symptoms of concussion are:
- Memory loss
In most cases, a concussion won’t knock someone out, but they may not be able to remember what happened right before the injury. People may experience additional symptoms, including:
- Blurry vision
- Loss of balance
- Ringing in the ears
Though not as common, some patients have insomnia, become depressed, or feel irritable.
What is PrTMS?
PrTMS uses TMS to treat concussions but significantly improves on the procedure by personalizing therapy to meet the brain’s unique brainwave pattern. Our team at MindSet has developed three steps to optimize PrTMS results.
For the first step, they map brainwave activity using an electroencephalogram (EEG). Using our AI program, we can produce an accurate image of the brain’s electrical activity, allowing us to identify brain arrhythmias.
For the second step, patients complete a questionnaire that identifies symptoms, giving the team a comprehensive analysis of mental health and enabling them to target the precise brain areas that are associated with a patient’s particular challenges.
Finally, the EEG data and self-reported symptoms are evaluated by their innovative AI software. This advanced program produces the information needed to develop a customized PrTMS therapy protocol for each unique brain mapping.
What should I expect during PrTMS treatment?
Your treatment will consist of five sessions every week for 6-8 weeks. The sessions only take about 30 minutes, and when they’re over, patients can get back to normal daily activities.
Throughout treatment, patients have additional EEGs to evaluate progress and refine the PrTMS therapy. This ongoing evaluation gives the team at MindSet the ability to use the lowest possible TMS intensity to achieve optimal results.
Most patients at MindSet experience an improvement in their concussion symptoms within several weeks of when their PrTMS treatments begin. Though not as common, patients may notice results within a few days.
If you or someone you know struggles with their concussion symptoms and especially if the symptoms don’t respond to conventional treatments, PrTMS can help. To schedule an appointment please don’t hesitate to give us a call.