Achieve TMS offers 4S Ranch transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment at our Achieve TMS Rancho Bernardo Therapy office. Located about 10 minutes from 4S Ranch, our Rancho Bernardo office ensures mood disorder patients in 4S Ranch won’t have to travel too far to pursue TMS therapy.
4S Ranch: A Distinct San Diego Community
4S Ranch is a San Diego community that offers a wide range of parks and shopping centers. It is surrounded by many rolling hills, which make the community a popular spot for people who appreciate hikes, bike rides, and picnics. With more than 1,600 acres of protected open space, 4S Ranch provides a serene community for families.
In addition, 4S Ranch residents can travel outside the community to find lots to enjoy nearby. Some of the top restaurants in San Diego are only minutes from 4S Ranch, so community residents can sample exceptional cuisine close to home. Also, many spas, zoos, and other attractions and landmarks are only a short drive from 4S Ranch.
TMS Therapy in 4S Ranch: Here’s What You Need to Know
Depression patients may benefit from 4S Ranch TMS therapy, as the treatment involves the use of magnetic pulses to stimulate neural activity in the brain. The magnetic pulses help activate neurons in underactive portions of a patient’s brain, which may reduce their mood disorder symptoms and enhance their quality of life.
TMS is tailored to a patient and their mood disorder symptoms. Initially, a patient meets with our medical clinicians to undergo an evaluation and learn about TMS therapy. If our medical clinicians determine a patient is eligible for TMS, a personalized treatment program is developed.
With a 4S Ranch TMS therapy program, a patient visits our Rancho Bernardo office for treatment sessions, with each session lasting approximately 20 minutes. TMS sessions are conducted five days a week for six weeks, and a patient can resume their regular activities after each session with no downtime.
A TMS session first requires a patient to sit in a comfortable office chair. Next, a helmet containing an electromagnetic coil is placed on the patient’s head near the left temple. The patient remains seated throughout the therapy session, and the coil gently sends magnetic pulses to the region of their brain responsible for mood regulation.
The only side effect of TMS is mild headaches in some patients that typically resolve on their own, and patients may report only slight discomfort or no discomfort after a treatment session. Throughout a TMS program, results are monitored to ensure that the patient receives the maximum benefit from treatment.
Is 4S Ranch TMS Therapy Right for You?
Identifying the right treatment to manage depression symptoms may seem impossible at times. Mood disorder patients may try medication, psychotherapy, or other treatment options, but find that these therapies do not always deliver symptom relief. In some cases, patients also discover that antidepressant medication may cause vomiting, nausea, sleep disturbances, and other intolerable side effects.
Achieve TMS provides TMS to patients who previously tried depression therapies that did not work as well as hoped or caused intolerable side effects, as well as patients who are considering treatment options for the first time. Our medical clinicians can help a patient determine if TMS may be beneficial for each individual. They can also perform TMS therapy on its own or in combination with other treatments and medications.
For patients who are considering TMS therapy to help cope with mood disorder symptoms, a consultation with our medical clinicians provides a great starting point. Our medical clinicians can explain TMS treatment and respond to any concerns or questions regarding therapy. To learn more about 4S Ranch TMS treatment or to schedule a consultation, please contact us online, or call or text us today at 877-822-7267.