Individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (iTMS) treatment has been helping and changing the lives of thousands of people for over 10 years. Meet some of the patients whom we’ve helped at iSynchrony.
In football, a collision between linemen can involve significant forces, decelerations on par with what astronauts experience during launch into space or more. Joe was a linemen who took a block-and-tackle collision head first. In the aftermath, this A-student became suddenly a C-student overnight. The 16-yr old reported: "I couldn't concentrate. My attention drifted. I had a headache all the time, and I slept all the time." Concerned, his mom brought Joe to iSynchrony. An EEG showed the classic signature brain wave pattern consistent with TBI. 6 weeks of treatment later, Joe was all smiles - "I'm back. Life is good. I can do my classwork. You can be sure I am never leading with my head in football ever again!"
I wanted to express my humble gratitude to the staff at iSynchrony. I will be the first to say that I was not the easiest patient to work with as admitting to PTSD is not a simple task for a combat hardened soldier.
I have been "treated" by the VA traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinic and other mental health professionals for PTSD over the last few years with little to no results to show from it all. I purposely put treated in quotes as shoving pills down my throat is not really treatment. I am thankful I had fellow warriors who cared enough about me to get me to "Dr. Bob" Silvetz, the Director and Scientist of the clinic. Bob takes the time to understand the person and does not have a one size fits all approach. Bob has combined TMS with light therapy to offer me true relief for the first time in years. While undergoing magnetic treatment I have found myself sleeping better and not as anxious in my daily life. Lorraine Silvetz, MSW who is all things to all of us when we walk through that door...mentor...coach...instructor...friend...and the glue that makes it all work. She has been invaluable during my process, keeping me on track and encouraging me throughout the treatments. She treated me as friend, not as a patient or a number as far too often other treatments have done to me.
TMS should be offered to all service members-pills are not the answer-they only cover up the issue- iTMS is a true solution, it is giving those who served their lives back. Thank you Bob and Lorraine, you are both true life savers.
For most of my life, since 10 years old, I have battled migraines. I have been to dozens of doctors, used biofeedback, self-hypnosis, acupuncture, and various medicines to try to cope with it. The chiropractor has been my steady aid in keeping away and breaking longer headaches. I came to iSynchrony, through a friend, in the midst of a six-week-long migraine. Nothing had broken it for more than two days, including the chiropractor nor a visit with a neurologist.
During my first week, with iTMS treatment, I first noticed my sleep becoming better with fewer waking moments and shorter time periods before falling back asleep. The fourth day was the first that I didn't need to take Imitrex to make the hour drive. That weekend I had a crazy, little-sleep weekend that lead to another round of migraines and lots of medicine. Week two of iTMS, I was able to drive without medicine the second day and sleep continued to become more consistent; I was tired at a decent hour and waking up came more easily. Week three, I started without a major migraine nor needing Imitrex to drive.
To me, any day where symptoms are low enough that I'm not constantly thinking about which medicine I need to take is a win! That alone frees me to live a better life. I am very grateful to Dr. Bob, Lorraine, and their team for such a friendly, caring environment to seek care. I look forward to continued improvement and a more substantial ability to live life!
Over a month ago, a trusted friend of mine dragged me through the doors of iSynchrony. As a Senior Pastor, I lead a staff, an Elder board, and a growing congregation in Northern Virginia. I am expected to lead people, families and many military families facing a variety of trials. However, in charging hard for the past 15 years, I pushed myself past a manageable, emotional threshold. Through a recent traumatic event, I realized I couldn’t continue to will myself through my depression and anxiety. Reluctant to take unwanted medications, I arrived at iSynchrony as a skeptic. What I discovered through Dr. Bob Silvetz, Director and Scientist of the clinic, and through his wife, Director and Psychotherapist, Lorraine Silvetz, MSW, and the rest of their staff was amazing relief. In less than one week of magnetic treatments, my body began to return to sleeping through the night, something I haven’t done in over three years. Over this past month of magnetic therapy and counseling sessions, iSynchrony gave my body the reboot I desperately needed to return to health. Thank you, iSynchrony, for your professional team, your excellent and confidential office space, and for the new start in my next chapter of ministry.
I would like to thank the entire staff at iSynchrony for their expertise and selfless dedication to helping disabled veterans, like me, live a better quality life. Dr. Bob and Lorraine Silvetz, Dr. Bajwa, and Sasha Hazlett were instrumental in helping me reach a less painful and more tranquil daily state.
While serving our nation in the United States Marine Corps for over twenty years, I was called to defend the country in several combat deployments. After over a half dozen deployments, while in Iraq, I started to experience daily pain level 4-5 migraine headaches and one to two totally debilitating migraine headaches each week. In addition to the headache pain, I suffered daily auras in my vision. I received countless treatments and surgeries from the United States Military Medical System and the Veterans Administration, but received no relief.
After 12 years of dealing with daily pain and auras, I was referred to iSynchrony. Since I experienced many failed treatments, I reluctantly started treatment at iSynchrony, but the reputation of the clinic sparked my faith to believe I could decrease my migraine pain. The very first treatment at iSynchrony decreased my daily migraine pain by 20% and auras in my vision decreased by 50%. Within six weeks of treatment, my daily migraine pain decreased by 40% and auras in my vision decreased by 80%. I am not completely healed from migraine headaches. I still suffer one to two debilitating migraines per week, but the daily migraine pain and auras have decreased substantially. The holistic treatment I received from the staff at iSynchrony has greatly improved my quality of life.Thank you so much!
I had just finished breast cancer treatment (surgery, 5 months chemo, and radiation). In the midst of this treatment, I was diagnosed with a second incurable cancer (but hopefully manageable), Smoldering Multiple Myeloma.
Beyond the oncologists and specialists, I was looking for any sources of help and support. This is how I met Lorraine Silvetz, MSW for the first time at a wellness meeting where she informally presented on the opening of her and her husband, Robert Silvetz, MD's clinic, iSynchrony. I had never heard of their treatment modality individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (iTMS) before, but I knew I had "chemo brain" or chemo fog. My husband was skeptical and wanted me to be cautious.
My first EEG revealed some depression (not surprising given my diagnosis?), moderate anxiety and a "split alpha" which they explained is indicative of concentration issues, trouble with memory, etc. To address this, I received 13 daily magnetic therapy treatments. The treatments are actually very relaxing as you just relax in the treatment room with your eyes closed and you can just rest, meditate or have supportive therapy with Lorraine and/or Sasha Hazlett ,who has just joined their team as an in-house therapist.
Lorraine and Bob went out of their way to explain to me how to maintain a synchronized circadian rhythm. Also Dr. Bajwa, the physician on staff, reviewed my blood work and made suggestions to improve some cancer/blood markers and to try to make blood work more optimum for my fight against Multiple Myeloma.
I really appreciated having all the different knowledge under one roof. During my treatment, I felt I was the ONLY patient there! I felt pampered and so well taken care of. Meanwhile, all the rooms were full of patients!
The 13 treatments definitely helped. I work, read and get things done faster. My "brain fog" resolved and I am much happier. I keep up with the 30 minutes blue light in the morning, lots of exercise and a healthy diet.
Thank you Bob, Lorraine and the rest of the iSynchrony team for having such a big impact in my life.