Neurotherapeutix is the leading clinic for functional imaging guided transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a safe, innovative, and minimally-invasive technique for treating a wide range of acute and chronic mental disorders and brain injuries.
Our practice is unique in our use of cutting edge fMRI technology to map brain activity. This proprietary technique allows us to provide the most accurate possible diagnosis and create a fully personalized treatment plan tailored to each individual patient. As opposed to the generalized approach of other TMS methods, we precisely target misfiring electrical signals to restore and preserve neuroplasticity and function specifically where it is most needed. We are also able to monitor the tangible results as connections are restored and brain function improves over time.
Our novel, focused methodology has proven effective in addressing the root causes of several neurological disorders in cases where other methods have been ineffective, insufficient, or caused debilitating side effects. Neurotherapeutix patients have seen positive results using TMS therapy to treat depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and other acute and chronic mental health issues. Neurotherapeutix doctors have also used guided TMS to help treat and prevent neurological issues such as memory loss, seizures/epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease.
This magnetic beam is delicately aimed at nodes of networks or regions of the brain which are functionally disconnected from the normal areas. Using brain mapping technology, we attempt to restore brain circuits to a healthier condition, and alleviate the underlying abnormalities.
Our brains are deeply complicated organs and allow us to integrate our lives with our internal and external environments. When our brain function is altered in a dramatic way our ability to process information may be diminished or impaired and can give rise to psychiatric disorders, pain syndromes, degenerative neurological diseases, and a host of other problems.
The theory of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) is that through the use of these targeted beams there will be a re-correction and normalization of brain function. If electrical wiring is impaired or short-circuited through disease or a disordered process, it will lead to misfiring of delicate nerve cells, impairing our ability to enjoy our lives.
Think of the electrical fuse box in your house and the frustration when wires and circuits are disrupted. Magnify that a millionfold and you can understand how these misfires cause behavioral and degenerative diseases.
What TMS will do is to untangle them and reattach these nerve pathways to normalize their function. This is commonly referred to as neuroplasticity and this technology catalyzes the healing process. We can safely and effectively treat a vast array of brain disorders that have failed conventional therapy virtually without side effects.
Our patients will be seated comfortably in a chair similar to dental chairs and fitted with a cap. A tracker (sensors) attached to a band is placed around your head. While you are sitting, two large television screens will show your brain map and the areas that are to be treated.
The navigation system works based on optical (infrared) tracking, assuring excellent accuracy. The accuracy of this optical navigation system is higher than other systems because the registration and real-time navigation are only dependent on the tracker and probe visibility to the infrared camera.
For you to become our patient you will be examined by our Board Certified psychiatrist who will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this course of therapy. Should you both agree that TMS is appropriate for you, we require a functional MRI and correlate the clinical symptoms with the areas of the brain that are either overactive or underactive.
A functional MRI is a radiological scan that shows how blood is flowing through the brain in real-time. If blood flow to a particular brain region is too high or low compared to normal it will be correlated to the clinical presentation. Areas of abnormal blood flow have been determined to represent poorly functioning regions and their associated dysfunctions.
These disturbances will be analyzed by our team and a treatment strategy formulated that is specifically tailored for each case. Every brain and every problem is unique and our treatment software will strategically target regions the size of a grain of rice.
The usual course of therapy ranges from 20 to 40 treatments. One should see improvement after several treatments as we constantly monitor our therapy. After the course of therapy is over, another functional MRI will allow us to determine if the therapy has provided the necessary brain changes we would anticipate.
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