Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a revolutionary, FDA-approved treatment that may help patients coping with symptoms of depression and other mood disorders. Achieve TMS, the nation’s leading provider of TMS, provides treatment for Escondido area residents at our Rancho Bernardo center. Only about a 15-minute drive from Escondido, the team at Achieve TMS Rancho Bernardo Therapy Center includes friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable medical clinicians and technicians who are dedicated to each patient’s wellness.
Escondido: A Thriving Southern California City
Escondido is a vibrant city located 30 miles northeast of San Diego and 100 miles south of Los Angeles. The city may be best-known for its lush rolling hills and avocado and citrus groves. However, the city also offers a massive arts center, an attractive downtown area, and other amenities that make it a popular place to live and work.
People who enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors appreciate all that Escondido has to offer. The city provides convenient access to a state park, ranch, and other outdoor attractions. In addition, Escondido offers a broad range of family-friendly things to do. From a children’s discovery museum to a zoo, the city makes it easy for adults and kids to create memories.
How Does TMS Treatment Work?
Before a depression patient can begin TMS treatment, a consultation and evaluation are required to learn about each patient’s medical history and specific depressive symptoms. If our clinicians determine a patient is a good candidate for TMS therapy, they will discuss treatment options.
Each TMS treatment program is designed to help a patient manage and overcome depression symptoms. The program involves daily TMS treatment sessions conducted five days a week for six weeks. A TMS treatment session takes approximately 20 minutes, and a patient can resume normal daily activities immediately afterwards.
Medical clinicians and technicians perform TMS treatments at the Rancho Bernardo center. Patients are seated in a comfortable chair and given the option of watching television, listening to music, or meditating during treatment. A magnetic coil is placed on the patient’s head, near the left temple. Magnetic pulses are sent to the mood center of the brain to help stimulate underactive neurons in this region, which may lead to symptom relief.
Some patients may experience slight discomfort at the treatment site following the first few TMS therapy sessions, but many patients report no symptoms at all.
Why Do Patients Select Achieve TMS?
Escondido area residents with unresolved symptoms of depression may benefit from TMS treatment at Achieve TMS as a complementary treatment to medication and/or therapy. Alternatively, TMS may be used in place of medication or other therapies if/when they are not helpful.
When TMS is performed at Achieve TMS, patients receive expert care and support. Our medical clinicians create a custom therapy program designed to deliver maximum results for each patient while TMS technicians partner with patients to ensure comfort, safety, and a genuine sense of caring.
The Achieve TMS team can help patients in Escondido determine if TMS makes sense for their individual needs. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please contact us online, or call or text us today at 877-822-7267.