If you or someone you love has been battling depression, anxiety, OCD, or other similar conditions and have tried to treat those conditions with little to no success, we want to introduce you to a treatment that can change everything. At TMS Elevated in Park City, UT, we offer TMS treatments that can make all the difference in alleviating these symptoms and conditions.
How Successful Is TMS?
This TMS treatment is such a successful treatment because it addresses depression and mood irregularities at their source. It can change brain activity by stimulating the nerve cells in the brain.
These treatments address depression, anxiety, and other such conditions at the source, the frontal region of the brain, and can deliver up to an 80 percent success rate. This revolutionary treatment takes a holistic approach to depression and other such conditions, and it doesn’t require prescription medication to see results.
What Is TMS?
TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and is a noninvasive treatment intended to help treat and alleviate the symptoms associated with and caused by depression and other similar conditions. It uses magnetic fields to target and stimulate specific areas of the brain, specifically the nerve cells, to help deliver a successful outcome.
How Does It Work?
A typical TMS treatment involves the pulses of magnetic energy through a device with a coil that is fitted over the patient’s head. The primary objective is to target the frontal region of the brain. The frontal region is the location of the brain responsible for depression, and anxiety.
What Does It Treat?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is FDA approved to treat OCD. It also has some off-label uses and can help treat and alleviate the symptoms associated with PTSD, anxiety, depression, tinnitus, and chronic pain.
What Happens During a Treatment?
Patients describe the TMS treatment process as relaxing as they don’t have to worry about any pain or discomfort during a session. To begin the session, the patient will be situated in a reclining chair. Once situated, the technician may take a series of measurements to ensure accuracy in positioning the device for treatment.
Personalizing Your Session
The technician will then personalize the treatment by testing the motor threshold, meaning they’ll administer enough power to cause a twitching reaction to ensure that the brain is receiving an adequate amount of energy for brain cell stimulation. A large figure eight magnet coil will be placed on the patient’s head, specifically near the brain area that requires treatment.
The technician will turn on the machine to begin the treatment session. The patient will feel a mild tapping sensation for the duration of the session and may hear clicking sounds during the treatment as the technician utilizes the device.
How Long Do Treatments Last?
Treatment time is completely based on the patient’s needs and treatment plan. Treatments can take anywhere from five to 45 minutes to complete. When you come in for your consultation, and we determine that this treatment is the best option for you, we will devise a treatment plan and, at that point, can give you a better idea of how long you can expect your treatments to take.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary for Results?
The total number of treatments necessary to see an improvement in your symptoms and condition will vary based on the severity of your condition and your treatment plan. Typically, we recommend that patients undergo sessions four to five times a week for a total of six weeks. This treatment plan aims to ensure that the brain does change and that those changes last indefinitely.
Is There Any Downtime?
Therapies designed to stimulate the brain and reduce the symptoms of depression have always been associated with downtime and side effects, but thanks to revolutionary advancements, there is now a solution that doesn’t result in detrimental side effects or a lengthy recovery period.
There is no downtime associated with this treatment. It is non-invasive, so patients are free to drive themselves to and from their sessions. Once the treatment is over, they can resume all of their normal daily activities.
Who Is It Right For?
This treatment is an effective solution for those who struggle with OCD, depression, PTSD, ADHD, chronic pain, and neurological issues like tinnitus. For those who have tried it all and want an alternative solution, this treatment makes an effective option. The following individuals make good candidates for this treatment:
- Those who want to take a holistic approach to treating their condition and in doing so, avoid medication
- Breastfeeding mothers
- Individuals who do not want to begin a regimen with prescription medications to treat their symptoms
- Individuals who have sought to treat their depression with medications unsuccessfully
- Individuals who cannot tolerate the side effects of prescription medication
While many individuals will qualify for this treatment, there are some that will not. The following do not qualify for treatment due to safety reasons:
- Those with a history of seizures
- Children or adolescents under the age of 16
- Those with metal in their brain, specifically metal located near the treatment site
- Individuals who have had a severe brain injury
- Those who have suffered from a stroke
- Those with stimulator implants
- Individuals with cochlear implants or vagus nerve stimulators
The TMS Elevated Difference
At TMS Elevated, we take a holistic approach to treat your condition. Your treatment goes beyond a treatment session. When you choose our office to treat your condition, not only will you undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation sessions, but we will treat you holistically.
We will assess your medication routine, sleep cycles, nutrition choices, and exercise routine. All of these factors affect your mood and can contribute to your condition in one way or another. Dr. Melissa, our integrative psychiatrist, will design a plan that works alongside your treatment sessions to help you see positive changes and achieve the best results.
A Difference in Treatment and Protocols
One of the ways that we set ourselves apart as a treatment provider is through the carefully crafted protocols that we use alongside our treatment sessions. For example, we utilize brain games during treatment to help ensure positive results after treatment. We also offer the option of wellness coaching packages that patients can choose while receiving treatment to help change their lifestyle for the better and experience the best results in every area of their life.
The nutritional choices that you make daily affect not only your health but also your mood. Your brain can be negatively or positively affected by the dietary choices you make, which is why this is an aspect that we take into account during treatment. We will evaluate your nutritional choices and help you direct you towards foods that nourish your brain and your body.
Physical activity also plays a role in your mood and affects your brain. The “runner’s high” is real and it’s caused by the release of endorphins in the brain, which promote that feel-good sensation from exercise. You don’t have to become a marathon runner to experience an endorphin-rush; regular physical activity will help release those endorphins in your brain to help you get the best results alongside your treatment.
Quality sleep is highly underrated. Your body needs sleep to function optimally, and when you don’t get enough sleep, your body and your overall health will suffer. With our holistic approach, we will take your sleep patterns into account and help you make the necessary changes to get high-quality and restful sleep on a nightly basis.
Getting enough sleep combined with your regular treatment sessions can make all the difference in helping alleviate your symptoms, resolving your condition, and helping you get long-lasting results.
Begin a Life-Changing Journey Today
If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, depression, anxiety, or OCD and hasn’t been able to find a medication or treatment that delivers results, we can help. Contact us today at TMS Elevated in Park City, UT, to find out more about this treatment, schedule an initial consultation, and begin a life-changing journey towards recovery and a healthy lifestyle.