Have you heard of TMS therapy, a revolutionary approach to treating depression? With any new treatment come questions and concerns about how it works. TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, uses non-invasive electromagnetic fields to affect only the part of your brain that is associated with depression. While TMS therapy has helped more than 30,000 patients, having questions is understandable. Consider these answers to some of the most common questions people in Lakewood are asking about this new procedure.
Is TMS therapy safe?
The FDA has investigated and approved the use of TMS therapy for the treatment of depression. Since treatment doesn’t include the use of drugs, the typical side effects associated with antidepressants are not present. In some cases TMS patients may experience scalp discomfort or headaches, but these side effects occur less frequently after the first week of treatment. Patients who experienced migraines before treatment have found their symptoms diminish after sessions.
Will I be uncomfortable?
Although electromagnetic fields are being used, TMS treatments are essentially painless because the current doesn’t pass through the skin. Most patients describe the sensation like someone tapping on their skull. Again, side-effects include scalp irritation and headaches, which are temporary.
When can I expect results?
While four to six weeks of treatments are recommended, some patients experience results within the first two to three weeks. In clinical trials, over 50% of patients achieved significant relief of symptoms after four weeks.
Interested in TMS Therapy in Lakewood?
Are you interested in this revolutionary depression treatment? If you want to learn more about TMS therapy, contact NeuroStim in Bellevue and Lakewood, Washington. Our practice provides compassionate care and we’ll be happy to discuss TMS treatments with you in greater detail. Visit our website to sign up for a free consultation or call (888) 963–9467 to schedule an appointment for TMS treatments in Lakewood today.
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