Our Research Breakthroughs & Stories

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The use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for headaches related to mTBI involves four 5-minute treatment sessions within the first week, with single sessions, repeated every four to eight weeks as needed.
New hope for Veterans with traumatic brain injury

Friday, December 15, 2017

Dr. Albert Leung and his team at VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) Center for Pain and Headache Research have pioneered a treatment for headache pain associated with mTBI.  Using transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, clinicians take an electromagnetic coil – charge it with electricity, and apply it to specific points on the skull. Using brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based neuronavigation guidance, Dr. Leung’s team can accurately and consistently deliver a targeted magnetic field to specific brain areas.  TMS is FDA approved for major depression and certain types of migraines that don’t respond to other treatments; and, up until now has had limited research on the potential of TMS for treating other types of headaches. More

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Self-Management of Blood Pressure for Hypertensive Veterans (SMART)

We are looking for individuals with high blood pressure. More

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"I have always known someone in the family with Diabetes or Hypertension. I eagerly volunteered to participate in MVP so I can help... More