There is no doubt that your brain is at the center of your livelihood. From muscle movements to holding conversations, your brain is at the center of it all. When you experience a traumatic injury to the brain, there can be lifelong repercussions. At McWhorter CNR, it is our top priority to help patients revive their post-injury brain through innovative treatments so they can take back control of their life. TransLingual NeuroStimulation (TLNS) is an innovative treatment we proudly offer at our state-of-the-art neurological treatment center to help patients find the relief and results they are looking for.

What is TransLingual NeuroStimulation?

TransLingual NeuroStimulation is a method of neuromodulation and is highly effective at stimulating the brain and central nervous system. When these systems are damaged, medication will not actively stimulate them to bring about healing.

By undergoing TransLingual NeuroStimulation at McWhorter CNR, our team of neuro-specialists may help enhance your brain and your recovery. We accomplish this goal by stimulating the cranial nerves that innervate the tongue for movement, sensation, and taste and act as a highway to the brain.

TLNS has been shown to be effective at modulating reaction speed, the brain’s processing power, smooth motor outputs, improved proprioception, and much more. The primary benefits of this treatment include:

  • Improved blood flow (i.e., nutrients and oxygen)
  • Improved nervous connection between your brain and muscles
  • Upregulate brainstem areas
  • Modulate cortex engagement and connectivity
  • Improve autonomic function (i.e., your fight or flight response)
  • Positive effect on cellular metabolism

How Does TransLingual NeuroStimulation Work?

TLNS uses specific pulse rates and milliamperage to stimulate your tongue via small electrical probes. The electrical current will feel like a small tingling sensation on your tongue that is nearly painless.

During your TLNS treatment, the electrical current interacts with your 5th cranial nerve, called the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for the general sensation of your tongue. The trigeminal nuclei are the only nuclei in the brainstem that spans its entire length and even reach down into the cervical spinal cord. By stimulating these nuclei, we are able to “light up” or stimulate the entirety of your cortex.

Studies show that just 30 seconds of TLNS supplies up to 7 hours of increased cortical excitability. Think of your brainstem as the funnel for your brain. By performing this therapy prior to the rest of your personalized rehabilitation plan, you are able to give your brain a better neuroplastic effect, changing and adapting to your environment more efficiently.

Who Can Benefit from TransLingual NeuroStimulation in Denver?

TLNS is a treatment your physician may prescribe on your personalized rehabilitation plan after undergoing a thorough examination and diagnosis. Many different conditions can benefit greatly from TLNS, such as:

  • Concussions
  • mTBIs (minor Traumatic Brain Injuries)
  • Strokes
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dizziness, balance, and vestibular deficits
  • Light and/or sound sensitivity
  • Headaches
  • Athletic performance
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Facial pain

Try TransLingual NeuroStimulation in Denver with McWhorter CNR

At McWhorter CNR, we offer innovative treatments to our patients to restore function beyond the limits of other treatments. With TransLingual NeuroStimulation, we can help heal your brain and improve cognitive function so you can live life in the front seat. Don’t let your injuries prevent you from being in control of yourself.

Contact us at McWhorter CNR to set up an appointment or learn more about TLNS in Denver today.