3 Tools Everyone in the Neuromodulation and TMS Industry Should Be Using

The neural balance in the body is an aspect that maintains the operational capability of the human system. Any deviation in the neural balance usually has adverse effects in terms of the response mechanism for the body. In most cases, headaches and chronic pain in form of migraines characterize the adjusting of the body to the impulses that have been sent to the brain. Neuromodulation and TMS processes have been structured to be the answer to the chronic pain through establishing a pattern of currents that counter the signals being sent to the brain to eliminate the pain and suffering.

What is Neuromodulation and TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation works through interrupting the progression of signals sent to the brain when an electrical storm causes the brain to be hyper-excited which usually results in a painful abnormal response in the form of headaches. TMS is able to introduce rapidly alternating magnetic fields which induce an electric current that immediately affects the neurons by depolarizing them and in turn limiting their abnormal electric bursts which cause headaches. TMS had been in use mainly in the study and monitoring of the motor cortex of the brain and the adjustments of the muscles especially in individuals with spinal injury and motor neuron diseases. The aspect of treating headaches and neuron activity is therefore a perfect angle of operation.

Neuromodulation is a process that alters the neural system of the brain. The process makes use of blocking and stimulation of neural passages which respond to stimuli. This affects the relay of signals to the brain like the feeling of pain.

Tools to be used by neuromodulators and TMS specialists

There are tools that can be used by neuromodulators and TMS specialists to enhance the experience of guiding neural passages and affecting the relay systems of signals. The tools can aid in effectively delaying, blocking or systematically orienting neural activity to fit the normal operational balance.

  • Single Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation {sTMS for migraines (eNeuro sTMS)}

This is a procedure that delivers a single wave of current to the brain in milliseconds in treatment of migraines with aura. The single pulse is usually responsible for creating an electromagnetic force which neutralizes the polarized neural endings. Once the neurons have been depolarized, patients cease to feel the migraines sometimes immediately or after the lapse of a period of time.

The sTMS proves to be an effective non-invasive method of curing migraines as opposed to the alternatives which include surgeries for installation of neuro stimulators. sTMS is also safe and painless since it does not involve any incisions on the body. sTMS is administered through the placement of an electromagnetic coil o the head of a patient usually at the back for effective motor cortex stimulation.

  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

The Vagus Nerve is a cranial signal relay nerve which allows the brain to discern varied aspects in the body anatomy and respond to the same. Stimulating it thereby alters how the mind responds to conditions like increased electro forces in the neurons. With an increase in the electromagnetic impulses, the brain usually experiences an influx of electro forces which cause an abnormal response which mostly manifests as headaches and excruciating pain in form of migraines. Vagus Nerve Stimulation therefore inhibits the transmission of the electro forces to the brain and ensures that a neutralization process is established through the introduction of electromagnetic forces that counter the electro forces.

Using these tools in conjunction with TMS and Neuromodulation can ensure that the neural system is carefully structured to respond to specific impulses which will ultimately limit headaches and migraines.