Non-invasive brain stimulation TMS Therapy may help stroke survivors recover speech and language function, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

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For anyone who has been the victim of a stroke, cared for a victim of a stroke, or have been close to someone who has suffered from this often debilitating event, you may be aware of how frightening and long-lasting the effects can be. One of the main lasting effects is a problem with speech and language. This can be frustrating for sufferers and severely impact one’s recovery, if not given due attention. For a while, speech and language therapy has been the only solution. However, these therapies can lengthy and somewhat frustrating for some individuals. Thankfully, recent studies have given hope for a quicker and more effective recovery for sufferers.

TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, has given hope to finding a quicker recovery method. And when combined with traditional speech and language therapy early on in recovery, the results are certainly encouraging.

Whilst the very term, TMS, sounds daunting, it’s anything but; in fact, it’s very gentle. The procedure involves a handheld magnetic coil held over the patient’s head where waves are sent, penetrating the brain and correcting imbalances.

A small study at the rehabilitation hospital Rehanova and the Max-Planck-Institute for neurological research in Cologne, Germany. recently tested the effectiveness of TMS, and found that  13 stroke survivors who underwent TMS came out showing great improvement. This gives great hope for the future with regards to treatments and therapy.

Further trials are now taking place, with the aim that soon TMS will be a recognized and effective treatment for survivors of stroke.

 

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