It’s been over two years since the Pandemic began, and we are still learning about COVID-19 after-effects. Some symptoms can be treated if you or a family member are still suffering. Studies have shown that even those who have had a mild case of the virus can have ongoing after-effects. If you’ve had a moderate-to-severe case and/or you’ve been hospitalized, it’s likely that you may still feel quite debilitated. Moreover, physical symptoms aren’t the only things you may be dealing with. If you’ve been sick, you may also experience:
- PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
- Increased anxiety
- Brain fog
- Other cognitive issues
- Short-term memory problems
For those who have underlying conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or a compromised immune system, recovery time can also be extended.
MeRT Treatment for COVID-19 After Effects
Dr. Thomas Geraci at Summit Brain Health uses MeRT technology (Magnetic-e Resonance Therapy) to treat the above conditions, as well as others. And patients who have received MeRT have reported improvement in their symptoms. For example, one cause of such symptoms is inflammation in brain tissue, and we have seen a reduction in inflammation for patients who have gone through MeRT treatment with us.
MeRT isn’t necessarily a cure for healing brain tissue that has been permanently damaged by COVID. However, it can aid in relieving some of the pervasive symptoms that have originated in the brain as patients get over the acute symptoms of the virus. It’s important to note that we can’t see patients in our office who are still positive for the virus. However, we are happy to see you once you have recovered and are now negative for COVID.
Each Person is Affected Differently
Every single person’s brain is unique to them. Our revolutionary process uses brainwave analysis to isolate areas of the brain that are specific to YOU. Therefore, if you have areas in your brain that are not functioning or communicating how they should, MeRT should be considered a viable form of treatment. The brainwave analysis gives us the data to develop a unique and targeted approach specifically for your brain health with the goal of bringing about healthy brain communication once again. In essence, this personalized treatment gently stimulates distinct areas of the brain that can lead to improved function again.
What Exactly is MeRT?
Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (the “e” is for qEEG/EKG) is a technology that is emerging, non-invasive, and non-pharmaceutical. In the simplest of terms, MeRT can reprogram abnormal signals in the brain to reduce inflammation and ultimately modify function.
We first use a qEEG which is a diagnostic study that measures the pattern of brain waves in the patient’s brain. The qEEG will produce a “brain map” which shows us exactly where dysregulation may be occurring. It also helps us determine exactly how your brain should be operating. Then, after careful analysis by our team of brain scientists, we create a targeted and unique protocol that involves using a set of magnets placed on your scalp to send electrical signals back into the brain. This causes a reorganization of the signals or brain waves, which will then stimulate and organize the function of neurons in the brain (neuromodulation).
Benefits Experienced **
- Better focus and concentration
- Improved memory and mental clarity
- Improved sleep
- Decreased pain
- Increased ability to cope with stress
- Improved attention span
- Better mood
- Less anxiety
- Better motivation
- Clarity of thought
- Improved emotional stability
- Increased ability to adapt to change
- Better mood
- Improved self-confidence
** Improvements and results are based on strict and active observation of our protocols. Results may vary based on each individual and are not guaranteed.
Starting as a New Patient
First, speak with our new patient coordinator. She can go over the protocols and fees in detail, and answer your questions. She will then schedule your first two appointments.
Both appointments last approximately 1-hour. The first appointment is when we will complete your qEEG testing. It takes about 48-hours for us to get your results back. Once we have your results, Dr. Geraci can sit down with you and show you your results, and best explain how MeRT can help you and your particular symptoms. Once you have completed your qEEG and had your consultation, you are not obligated to proceed with treatment unless you and Dr. Geraci believe it will help you. The qEEG is completely painless and we do this testing here in our office. Your results are sent to our clinical and scientific teams to carefully analyze the results and determine the state of your brain which you will discuss with Dr. Geraci at your consultation.
The consultation with Dr. Geraci also allows you to ask any additional questions that you may have. The doctor will go over your customized treatment plan and protocols to be followed for the very best results. You can discuss fees, schedules, and length of treatment.
If you choose to start treatment, we will begin with a 2-week assessment period to help both you and us to determine how well you are responding and whether you are starting to notice improvements. At the end of the 2-week assessment period, we will repeat the qEEG to see what benefits are noted.
If you are feeling clinical benefits and we are seeing changes on your qEEG, then we recommend an additional 4-weeks of treatment for continued improvements, and for the protocols to be long-lasting.
Treatment itself is not painful or invasive. Some describe it as a “scalp massage.” A magnetic coil is placed on your scalp by our neurotechnician and electrical signals are gently sent into the brain to realign the way your neurons are performing. Treatment sessions last about 30-minutes and are administered every day, Monday through Friday. We will repeat the qEEG process every 2-weeks while you are going through treatment to measure improvement together with talking with you during your treatment duration to determine what clinical improvements you are realizing.
Unfortunately, we do not accept insurance, or do we file it on your behalf. We can provide you with the CPT codes and a Superbill to submit to your insurance company for any possible reimbursement.
The equipment used in MeRT has been FDA-cleared for conditions such as Depression and OCD. On occasion patients have advised us that their insurance has provided reimbursement for some of the treatment, depending on the person’s coverage. FDA clearance is currently pending for treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic stress disorder, however for all conditions other than Depression and OCD, treatment is considered “off label.”
It has been our experience that Medicare does not reimburse any of the treatment costs.
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator for More Information
Life can be frustrating and isolating for those affected by brain disorders—and their loved ones. In fact, many have lost hope for any relief. However, there IS hope: MeRT has helped many patients restore their brain function, reclaim their lives, and feel passionate about living again.
We understand what you may be experiencing, and our goal is to help guide you through the healing process. To that end, we will provide you with quality care in a warm and compassionate environment.
It’s important to note that many of the clinicians and technicians employed by various clinics that offer MeRT have gone through treatment protocols themselves and have realized first-hand what the treatment has done for them. As a result, they are passionate about helping you to heal.
Our New Patient Coordinator is available to answer questions about how MeRT can help you or your child. During your call, she’ll take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your 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.
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