Head Injuries, Concussions, and Traumatic Brain Injuries can have long-term adverse effects.
MeRT Offers New Hope for TBI Treatment
MeRT is a non-invasive, drug-free protocol that uses sophisticated diagnostics to develop a highly tailored treatment plan. We use magnetic waves to stimulate precisely targeted areas of the brain, which can result in significant symptom improvement.
You CAN Get Your Life Back after a Traumatic Brain Injury
Are you suffering from long-term symptoms after a concussion or TBI (traumatic brain injury)? If so, you know how miserable they can be: headaches, dizziness, nausea, memory problems, and more.
And while these symptoms can resolve over time with a mild concussion, sometimes they are more severe. In that case, they don’t improve despite therapy and medications.
If you’re in that situation, perhaps you need a new solution. We’re proud to offer that solution: MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy. It’s drug-free, non-invasive, and lasting. And it can help you overcome the painful, debilitating symptoms of traumatic brain injury.*
Non-Invasive and Drug-Free
How MeRT Works to Improve Mood, Reduce Stress, Increase Focus, and More
MeRT is a breakthrough protocol that combines comprehensive diagnostic testing with non-invasive treatment to restore balance to the brain.
The qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) is the key to MeRT’s success. Also called brain mapping, the qEEG can show any imbalance in brainwave activity.
Studies have shown that patients with concussions or Traumatic Brain Injury have clearly visible markers in their EEG studies. The EEG will show the imbalance in brain function, which will be different for each person.
Then, through a highly personalized treatment plan using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and the results of the qEEG, we strengthen healthy brainwave activity.
Once we discover the brainwave imbalance, we develop a personalized treatment plan using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to strengthen healthy brainwave activity. This can greatly improve recovery and decrease symptoms.*
MeRT is a non-invasive, drug-free protocol that uses sophisticated diagnostics to develop a highly tailored treatment plan. We use magnetic waves to stimulate precisely targeted areas of the brain, which can result in significant symptom improvement.*
“The brain seems to respond to these injuries the same way.”
What we’re finding is that the brain responds to insult the same way, whether it’s chronic sleep deprivation, the mechanical injury of head-to-head contact repeatedly on a football field, or being exposed to repeated blast injuries in the military or direct contact with IEDs. The brain seems to respond to these injuries the same way.
“For so many years, there’s been this feeling of helplessness that concussions are just a fact of life and there’s not a lot that we can do. I think we’re starting to get down to, at a foundational level, the root cause of mechanisms of injury, which will lead us down the pathway of finding solutions.”– Dr. Erik Won, President and Chief Medical Officer of Wave Neuroscience, on the Broken Brain podcast
MeRT Gets Results
I’m two or three months past my last treatment, and I can honestly say my brain is in a better place than it was before. The emotional highs and lows I was living with have stabilized. My cognition took off during that period, and it hasn’t slowed down since.”Nick Hardwick (Retired NFL PLAYER)
I am back! My TBI turned me into someone I barely recognized. I was depressed, mean, and short-tempered. I pushed through life filled with frustration and a deep sense of sadness that this was it. I just had to keep pushing through life with an overwhelming tiredness. I’m so glad I was wrong. I think my direct reports and family are even more thankful. This treatment changed everything, and I am forever thankful.” – 41-year old male with TBI, Executive, Nov 2017
I was offered the opportunity to get MeRT to help with the effects of the TBI’s I had endured over the 21 yrs of Military Service. I am absolutely glad I did so. I felt the positive effects of the treatment in the first 3 days. I had irritability issues and sleeping issues among other things. I started sleeping through the night on day 3. And not just sleeping but sleeping hard and dreaming. So I know I was in R.E.M sleep. It has helped me focus, feel more energetic, less irritable, more caring to others and helped with joint pain and tinnitus. ” – Veteran
After the last concussion, that wasn’t an option, even though I had previously walked off a dozen concussions. It’s vital to know that not all TBIs result in massive concussions, but they all add to the erosion of the mind and self, if untreated.
Through EEG, MeRT, and some subtle sleep and attention shifts, I’ve had a radical, nourishing, strengthening, and dare I say, “healing,” that has brought me to see life through a filter I’ve never known was available.
Giving life a chance is sometimes just staying in “the Try.” If you are damaged, confused, and at the end, know that you have allies that you’ve never met before.”– Tait Fletcher, Professional Stuntman
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A TBI or concussion is an injury to the brain, caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Some of the most common ways to get a TBI are falls, firearm-related injuries, car or motorcycle crashes, or assaults.
This type of brain injury can be hard to diagnose, as your symptoms can range from mild to severe. In milder cases, you may have only a brief change of mental state. Additionally, you can have a mild TBI and not experience loss of consciousness. (In moderate to severe cases, loss of consciousness usually occurs.)
When you receive a TBI, your brain can bounce around or twist in the skull. This can also cause chemical changes in your brain or brain cell damage. And a TBI, if severe, can cause health problems that may last for years—or a lifetime—without proper treatment.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of a TBI can vary based on the severity of the injury. Some of the more common symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Dilated pupils and vision changes
- Memory problems
- Cognitive decline
- Inappropriate emotional responses
- Feeling of isolation
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
- Anxiety or panic attacks
- Facial weakness
- Weakness or loss of function in other parts of the body
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Breathing problems
- Numbness and tingling in different parts of the body
- Loss of hearing or tinnitus
If left untreated, a traumatic brain injury can lead to a shortened life span and significant complications.
But there is hope. MeRT treatment can greatly reduce symptoms and help improve mood, cognitive abilities, sleep quality, and much more.*
* Results are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
Our Procedure and What to Expect
The Steps of MeRT Treatment for TBI or Concussion in Tucson, AZ
As MeRT is a relatively new treatment, you may have many questions as to whether it’s the right treatment for your traumatic brain injury. We know this isn’t a light decision, and we understand. That’s why your first step is to get all the information you need so you can make an informed decision. And that’s as simple as a free phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator.
In this consultation, she will discuss your symptoms and history. She’ll also answer any questions you have and explain the treatment in full, including all fees and protocols.
Then, once you decide to take the next step, we will set up two separate appointments, one for testing and one for consultation. Each of these appointments will last 45 minutes to an hour. After these first two appointments, you will have an assessment period where the actual procedure and monitoring take place.
Your first appointment will consist of two simple tests, a qEEG and an EKG. These tests are easy, painless, and performed right in our office. For the EEG, we place a cap on your head to measure the electrical activity in your brain and map out any areas not performing as they should. We also perform an EKG to record your heart’s electrical signals.
Once we perform these tests, our team will carefully analyze the results. Based on this analysis, we develop a treatment plan customized to your specific condition and schedule your assessment period of treatment.
After your tests are complete and we’ve reviewed and analyzed them, you will have a one-on-one consultation. You can do this virtually from the comfort of your home with Dr. Kim. We will discuss your test results and treatment protocols, answer any remaining questions, and let you know more about what to expect during your assessment period.
3. Assessment Period
During the two-week assessment period, we will perform a short period of treatment. This treatment will be Monday through Friday for the first week, and Monday through Friday for the second week. On Friday of the second week, we will perform another set of tests to see how you are responding. We then determine your progress based on the new EEG results compared to the initial one, as well as symptom improvements.
If we see a positive response to treatment during the assessment period, you will have likely noticed some improvements starting to take place. At that point, we will schedule additional MeRT treatment in two-week intervals.
At the end of every two weeks, we will perform a qEEG/EKG to monitor your progress; you will have a consultation to confirm that changes are still showing on the testing.
Most conditions treated with MeRT provide noticeable and long-lasting results after four to eight weeks of treatment; however, each patient is different, and results may vary.
Have More Questions About MeRT?
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator
You may still have a lot of questions about whether MeRT is the right treatment for you. And our New Patient Coordinator is here to help you.
During your no-obligation consultation, she’ll take the time to listen, answer questions, explain costs, and put your mind at ease. She can also assist you in getting scheduled should you decide to move forward with treatment.
Give us a call and take your first step in freeing yourself from the symptoms of your TBI or concussion for good.
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