TMS Stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Dr. Shaikh accepts patients for TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) assessment and treatment at Pine Rivers Private Hospital.
His training experience includes:
- Intensive TMS Course at Beren-Allensen Centre for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (Harvard Medical School)
- Certificate Course & Examination in TMS from the International Society of ECT and Neurostimulation
- TMS Visiting Fellowship from Duke University, Durham, NC USA.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. It does not involve anaesthesia and has only minimal side effects, if any. Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be tried when other depression treatments haven’t worked.With transcranial magnetic stimulation, a large electromagnetic coil is placed against your scalp near your forehead. The electromagnet used in transcranial magnetic stimulation creates electric currents that stimulate nerve cells in the region of your brain involved in mood control and depression.
There is evidence that rTMS can temporarily reduce chronic pain and change pain-related brain and nerve activity.