How does TMS help with Fibromyalgia Syndrome?
TMS for Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Dr Stephanie Barrett, working closely with the London Psychiatry Centre and renowned pain specialist Dr Chris Jenner, is excited to bring you this pioneering treatment for the symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been found to be effective at reducing pain and improving the quality of life of people suffering from this debilitating condition.
It does this by targeting the area of the brain that is responsible for processing pain and sensory input. This area has been shown to be overactive in fibromyalgia patients, so by calming this area and bringing activity levels back to within a healthy range, the severity of the symptoms can be reduced.
To read more about the research into the effectiveness of this treatment, click here.
What is TMS?
TMS is a non-invasive procedure which can treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia in adult patients.
It is a treatment which is already approved for use in treating depression and has FDA approval as well as being recommended by the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE).
Dr Barrett and her colleagues have developed a way to use the same procedure to help patients with the pain that is the most common and unmanageable symptom of fibromyalgia.
TMS is a non-invasive procedure which can Treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia in adult patients.
Does TMS really work?
In a recent, in-depth study of 90 fibromyalgia patients the average pain ratings and associated symptoms showed significant improvement post rTMS. The beneficial effects of rTMS lasted up to 6 months.
Make a booking for TMS treatment
TMS London we offer you the option of a reduced six session introductory trial in order for you to experience the treatment and decide whether it is right for you.
Who is Dr Stephanie Barrett
Dr Stephanie Barrett is one of the UK’s leading consultant physicians and rheumatologists.
Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
MB ChB MD FRCP
President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Rheumatology Division, 2017-18
Member of Council and Trustee at the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of Council, Rheumatology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine
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