Persons with a history of seizures would not be indicated for TMS Therapy.
TMS Therapy is contraindicated in persons who have conductive, ferromagnetic or other magnetic sensitive metals implanted in their head or above the shoulders with the exception of the jaw.
Since TMS therapy utilizes a strong magnet, the most notable risk is to those who have any form of metal implanted in or near their head or neck, whether by accident or by design.
Here are some examples of metal in or around your head that might exclude you from TMS treatments:
- Aneurysm clips
- Any medical implant containing metal
- Cochlear implants
- Metal stents
- Shrapnel or bullet fragments
- Tattoos containing magnetic or magnet-sensitive ink
Patient care dictates that no one fitting these criteria is a good candidate for TMS.
Persons with braces and/or metal fillings or dental implants as well as pacemakers are acceptable for treatment.
The clinic physician at Optimind will review and screen for contraindications that could make the administration of TMS Therapy clinically unsafe prior to prescribing treatment.