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Integrated Spine And Pain Care

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Farmingdale, NY & Deer Park, NY

If you’re struggling with depression and haven’t been able to find relief, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may offer a solution. This advanced treatment is among the services available from Mikael Sarij, MD, of Integrated Spine And Pain Care in Farmingdale, Deer Park, and Long Island, New York. To learn more about TMS and how it can help, call the office to set up a visit or book using the easy online tool.



TMS Machine

What is TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a type of brain stimulation that doesn’t require surgical intervention. The treatment works by directing powerful magnetic fields to targeted areas of your brain. 

Researchers are unaware of the exact nature of how TMS produces improvements in brain function, but a significant body of evidence supports the safety and efficacy of these treatments. The electromagnetic coil used in TMS therapy creates highly concentrated magnetic fields that cycle on and off rapidly. 

When the coil is positioned over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of your brain, those magnetic fields move approximately 2-3 centimeters into your brain. They create very small electrical currents, which are believed to activate certain cells in your brain which release neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.


☤ Pain Free Treatment

☆ 70-80% Effective

⚘  Little to No Side Effects



Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of issues can TMS treat?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is used to primarily treat depression, especially in people who’ve had little success with other treatment approaches. In addition, TMS is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Addictions
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Tinnitus
  • Autism spectrum disorder

Numerous clinical trials and medical studies have found TMS to be a safe and effective treatment option, and tens of millions of people have tried this innovative approach. 

What happens during TMS treatment sessions?

There’s no need for any form of anesthesia before TMS therapy. When you come in for your sessions, you’ll relax in the treatment chair as Dr. Sarij takes some quick head measurements. 

Once the treatment coil is positioned, your session begins. Some people feel a light tapping sensation in their scalp during their sessions, but there’s no significant discomfort. Any sensations are the result of nerves in your scalp reacting to the electrical stimulation; the effects within your brain don’t produce any sensation during treatments. 

TMS treatment requires multiple sessions over a period of weeks to achieve optimal results. Each visit lasts between 20-50 minutes, and you can return to normal activities immediately after your appointments. 

There’s no need for any form of recovery after sessions. Some people begin to notice the results right away, while others experience dramatic improvements in symptoms over a number of weeks or months after completing their treatment plan. 

When you’re ready to learn more about how TMS can work for you, call Integrated Spine And Pain Care to set up a visit or book online in just moments.