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    What is Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS)?

    The Vagus Nerve: A Crucial Pathway

    Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) is a groundbreaking therapy that harnesses the power of the Vagus Nerve, a vital pathway running from the brain stem through the neck, responsible for regulating heart rate, digestion, sweating, and various muscle functions.


    Assessment and Treatment Process for
    Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS):

    The assessment and treatment process for Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) at Broadview
    Spine & Health Centre is a comprehensive and patient-centric approach. Here’s how it works:

    Initial Evaluation

    Your journey begins with an initial evaluation. Our healthcare professionals conduct a detailed review of your medical history and symptoms to determine if tVNS is a suitable treatment option for you.

    Medical Assessment

    We may perform a medical assessment, which can include diagnostic tests and evaluations to assess your neurological condition and identify the most appropriate tVNS approach.

    Tailored Treatment Plan

    Once your assessment is complete, we create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and condition.


    Node Placement

    If tVNS is deemed suitable for your condition, we carefully place nodes on the outer ear to facilitate the stimulation of the Vagus Nerve.

    Treatment Sessions

    You will undergo a series of treatment sessions where gentle pulses of electricity are delivered to the Vagus Nerve through the nodes. These sessions are designed to target your specific neurological condition.

    Monitoring and Adjustments

    Throughout the treatment course, our medical staff closely monitors your progress and makes any necessary adjustments to ensure the effectiveness of the therapy.

    Duration for
    Transcranial Vagus
    Nerve Stimulation
    (tVNS) Therapy

    The duration of a typical tVNS session and overall treatment
    course can vary based on your condition and treatment goals.



    Session Length

    A typical tVNS session typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour, during which the gentle pulses of electricity are delivered to stimulate the Vagus Nerve.



    Treatment Course

    The overall treatment course can span several weeks to months, depending on the nature and severity of your neurological condition. Our medical staff will continuously assess your progress and make adjustments as needed.




    Frequency of tVNS sessions can vary, with some individuals undergoing daily sessions initially and then gradually reducing frequency as they respond to treatment.

    The duration and frequency of tVNS treatment are individualized to ensure the best possible outcomes for your specific condition. Our goal is to help you unlock the healing potential of tVNS while ensuring your comfort and safety.


    Get Started With Us

    Are you seeking effective and cutting-edge treatments for spine-related issues and concussions? Look no further than Broadview Spine and Concussion Clinic! Discover the transformative potential of Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) and other innovative treatment options for spine and brain-related ailments 

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore this innovative therapy that could make a significant difference in your life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start on a journey towards better health and recovery.


    Benefits of Transcranial Vagus
    Nerve Stimulation (tVNS)

    Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) is a versatile therapy that can offer relief for a wide range
    of neurological conditions. Here are some key benefits of tVNS:


    Who Are Good Candidates for Transcranial
    Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS)?

    While individual assessments for specific conditions are essential and
    should be conducted by healthcare professionals, tVNS may be beneficial
    for individuals with diagnoses such as:


    For those experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in daily activities, tVNS may offer a glimmer of hope. This non-invasive therapy has been explored as a potential treatment for depression and may contribute to improved mood and overall mental health.


    Individuals living with epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, may find tVNS to be a valuable addition to their treatment regimen. Clinical studies have explored the use of tVNS as an adjunct therapy to reduce seizure frequency and improve seizure control.

    Brain Injuries

    Brain injuries, whether traumatic or acquired, can have profound effects on an individual’s cognitive and neurological function. tVNS has been studied as a potential therapy to aid in the recovery process, offering the possibility of cognitive enhancement and functional improvement.


    After a stroke, individuals often face challenges related to motor function, speech, and overall quality of life. tVNS has been investigated as a rehabilitative tool, potentially assisting in the recovery of motor skills and language abilities post-stroke.

    Headaches & Migraines

    For those plagued by intense headaches, often accompanied by nausea and visual disturbances, tVNS presents a non-invasive approach to managing these debilitating symptoms.

    The suitability of tVNS as a treatment option is determined through a comprehensive assessment at our clinic, including a thorough review of your medical history. We consider various factors, including your neurological condition, overall health, and treatment goals. This assessment guides us in developing a personalized tVNS treatment plan tailored to improve your quality of life.


    Who should not undergo
    Transcranial vagus
    nerve Stimulation

    While tVNS offers immense promise, certain medical conditions may exclude individuals from this treatment. tVNS involves the transmission of mild electrical pulses to stimulate the Vagus Nerve, which plays a vital role in regulating various bodily functions, including heart rate and digestion.

    People with certain medical conditions should carefully consider this options to avoid potential severe side effects:

    tVNS may trigger respiratory responses and exacerbate asthma symptoms, potentially causing bronchoconstriction and breathing difficulties.


    tVNS may affect glucose metabolism and blood sugar control, potentially causing serious fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

    Individuals with pre-existing lung conditions may experience increased breathlessness and oxygen saturation issues when undergoing tVNS.

    tVNS may irritate or exacerbate peptic ulcers by increasing gastric acid secretion.


    Revolutionary Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS )Therapy in Ottawa At Broadview Health Centre

    Unlock the healing potential of tVNS with the expert care at Broadview Health Centre. If you’re seeking relief from depression, migraines, memory issues, or other neurological conditions, contact us now to embark on your tVNS treatment journey at our Ottawa clinic. Regain control of your health and explore the possibilities with this safe, non-invasive therapy. Your path to relief starts here with Broadview Health Centre.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Unlike traditional Vagus Nerve Stimulation that may require out-patient treatment due to its invasive treatment method, at Broadview Spine & Health Clinic we use Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation reducing the risk of any potential side effects from the treatment. This is done through a non-invasive treatment method that utilizes the nerve’s proximity to the outer ear. Overall Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation is a safer and less invasive method of treatment than traditional Vagus Nerve Stimulation, however not everyone is a candidate for the procedure.

    To find out if you are a potential candidate for Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation contact Broadview at (613) 728-2929 today.

    The Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation is a non-invasive procedure that takes advantage of the nerve’s proximity to the outer ear as opposed to traditional vagus nerve stimulation which uses surgical implantation under the skin typically in the chest region.

    To find out if you are a potential candidate for Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation, contact Broadview clinic today.

    Many of our patients are candidates for Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation. To find out whether or not you are a potential candidate for Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation, contact Broadview at (613) 728-2929 today to book a consult with our team.

    Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation has been shown as an effective treatment for several disorders and health issues including:

    • Chronic depression
    • Head injuries
    • Concussions
    • Headaches
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Obesity
    • Alzheimer’s Disease

    To learn more about Transcranial Vagus Nerve Stimulation, contact Broadview at (613) 728-2929 today.