SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences (SRMS IMS) Bareilly and SRMS Hospital Bareilly is a pioneer in providing world class healthcare services to all. Entrusted with a responsibility to give it back to our society in its social endeavors, SRMS is a brand name to reckon with. And while adding another feather to its cap, for the first time in the history of Bareilly and between the distance of Lucknow and Delhi, SRMS Hospital, Bareilly has come up with a brand new Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy machine.
TMS is a very advanced, non-invasive procedure and a painless treatment without electric shock, which uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells to improve major & complex neurological and mental health disorders. The TMS therapy is used when other modalities of treatment haven’t been found effective. This procedure could be done without any stay in the hospital.
Revealing about the effectiveness of TMS therapy on various diseases and problems, Dr PK Pardal, HOD, Department of Psychiatrics and Behavioral Sciences at SRMS Hospital said, “The success rate of TMS therapy is very promising, and quite successful in diseases and disorders like Major Depression, Major Anxiety, Stroke Rehabilitation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive –Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Chronic pain Nicotine addiction, Multiple sclerosis etc.”
Speaking about the therapy and its treatment process, Dr Deepak Charan, Associate Professor at Department of Psychiatrics and Behavioral Sciences at SRMS Hospital said, “During the TMS procedure, the technician/physician will make you sit in a comfortable chair, and you will provided with earplugs to minimize the clicking sound of magnetic impulses. It doesn’t need general anesthesia, and you will be awake throughout the treatment. In your first session, the technician measures your head to determine the placing of the magnetic coil and other personalized setting on the TMS machine. Thereafter, a coil shall be placed above the front area of your brain to begin the treatment. One can hear a clicking sound as the magnetic impulses are released, wherein one can feel a tapping or knocking sensation beneath the magnetic coil. However, the treatment lasts 20-30 minutes, and one can drive himself/herself home after the procedure and resume normal activities. This therapy requires multiple sittings as per the advice of treating consultants.”

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