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Find Relief with StoneRidge TMS

When you struggle with depression and your medications aren’t working, TMS therapy can offer hope. With millions of  treatments delivered, TMS is an FDA-cleared, effective, and medication-free treatment for depression. 

What Is TMS Therapy?

Non Invasive

Transcranial Magnetic Therapy (TMS) is a non-invasive, non-drug therapy that treats depression at the source.

Magnetic Pulses

TMS uses a targeted magnetic pulses, similar to what is used in an MRI machine to activate parts of the brain, resulting in symptom improvement.

Safe and Effective

TMS is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is not a depression drug, TMS Therapy does not have the same side effects that are associated depression medications.

No Side Effects

TMS therapy is not painful or disruptive, does not cause systemic side effects, and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia. TMS allows you to return to normal activities right away!

Is TMS Right for Me?

TMS may be right for you if you agree with two or more:

  • Depression symptoms have interfered with my daily life.
  • I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
  • I have had or worry about side effects from depression medications.
  • I have switched medications for depression due to side effects.
  • I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.

While depression medications work for many people, some people still do not feel relief. For hard to treat depression where medication is not giving you adequate relief,  TMS is a proven, safe depression treatment option.

Frequently Asked Questions

TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is used to treat depression by stimulating the brain non-invasively using electromagnetic fields, similar to those produced by an MRI machine. During TMS Therapy, a magnetic field is administered in very short pulses to the part of the brain that research has demonstrated to be associated with depression. The typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks.

The TMS Therapy system uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate the area of the brain that is thought to function abnormally in patients with depression. The magnetic field produces an electric current in the brain that stimulates the brain cells (neurons). This results in changes that are thought to be beneficial in the treatment of depression.

Many commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans. TMS Therapy is widely reimbursed by most commercial and government health plans, including Medicare.

TMS Therapy is non-systemic (does not circulate in the blood throughout the body), so it does not have side effects such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort – generally mild to moderate – occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.

No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of the magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. These products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells.

TMS is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) targets key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. Unlike ECT, TMS does not require the use of anesthesia and person will remain awake during the treatment.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

  • You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair
  • A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head
  • TMS delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • In-office treatment with TMS Therapy takes 19-37 minutes.
  • You will be fully awake and alert. You can read or watch TV and return to work after your treatment with no restrictions.

About Us

We understand that each of our patients arrives with different experiences, needs, and goals. TMS involves the use of small magnetic pulses that stimulate the areas of the brain that control mood. It is much like treating depression, anxiety, and OCD with MRI technology. TMS is safe and effective and performed right in the office. This treatment is excellent for people who choose to not take medication or have experienced adverse side effects. 

StoneRidge also makes TMS available for those who meet the criteria for Autism, PTSD, ADHD, and Cognitive Disorders, however, these are not always covered by insurance. 

TMS Therapy is widely reimbursed by most commercial and government health plans, including Medicare.

TMS Therapy Is Available at Our Office

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