A New Approach to Treating TBIs and Concussions:
This Drug-Free, Noninvasive Treatment is getting Results for Patients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
46 Different Specialists, 29 Treatments, 40 Medications—Nothing Helped.
Then he Tried a NEW Treatment for his Traumatic Brain Injury.
David suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in 2011. As a result of his injuries, he had become unable to help his wife care for their home or their two young children. His persistent symptoms included:
- severe daily headaches
- intense neck pain
- severe light sensitivity
- tension headaches that radiated into his jaw
- acid reflux
- sciatica in his left leg
- excessive sweating with no physical exertion
- poor or no sleep
- angry outbursts
- uncontrollable anxiety
- deep depression
- low concentration and memory loss
He was desperate.
Everything changed when I started treatment. Within two weeks, I was sleeping better. I was off all 12 of the meds I was on when I began treatment, and I was starting to enjoy life again. After the first month, I was socializing with people again. I was able to work out for the first time in years, and I started to help my wife with the bills and our budget. As I write this, I completed my sixth week of treatment. I have had a 60–70% reduction of the symptoms I listed above and have a whole new lease on life. I can focus and feel good about myself. My confidence is back. I laugh again. Most importantly, I can feel the love for and from my family again.”
If you’ve had a Traumatic Brain Injury or a Concussion and you are not Recovering,
Contact Our Clinic Today.
Our New Patient Coordinator is ready to assist you with your questions.
Call us: 650-750-1529
What is TBI?
MeRT Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion
MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, is a cutting-edge treatment that combines:
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS, an FDA cleared therapy),
- Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG), and
Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) to analyze and treat tailored to each patient’s unique brain pattern.
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 Center, Chargers)
* Results are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
“The brain seems to be responding to these injuries in the same way…”
“What we’re finding is that the brain responds to insult the same way. It can be chronic sleep deprivation or the mechanical injury of head-to-head contact on a football field. Additionally, the brain can be exposed to repeated blast injuries in the military. Or, it can be from a blow to the head of any kind. The brain seems to be responding to these injuries the same way. …
– Dr. Erik Won, President of Wave Neuroscience, from his appearance on the Broken Brain podcast
Do you have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Concussion?
TBI Symptoms (depending on the severity of the injury):
Some of the more common symptoms that can occur with a Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion 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
Often a TBI can cause brain swelling, hematoma (blood clot), or bleeding within the brain. Sometimes it can be life-threatening. Anyone with a TBI or concussion of any kind should go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Early intervention is crucial. This is to help avoid complications and to avoid the injury worsening.
What are Some of the Long-term Effects of TBI/Concussion?
TBI produces both acute and more chronic consequences that lead to permanent disabilities. This can increase long-term mortality and reduced life expectancy.”
MeRT Treatment Featured on The Broken Brain Podcast
TBI Treatment: What to Expect on your First Visit
Starting as a new patient at Summit Brain Health initially involves two appointments, both of which are about 45 minutes to an hour in length. Your first appointment is when your testing takes place, and the second appointment is when you have your consultation with Dr. Geraci.
At the first appointment, we will collect your new patient paperwork, and our neurotechnician will complete your qEEG and EKG testing. During this test, 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 place a lead on your chest to capture the EKG data.
This testing is simple and painless, and we perform it right here in our office, then send the data to our scientists and clinical teams. They, along with Dr. Geraci, carefully analyze the test results to identify any dysregulation occurring in the brain. Based on their analysis, we develop a treatment plan customized to your specific condition and schedule your assessment period of treatment.
Consultation and Assessment
Your second appointment, after your qEEG/EKG, is a consultation with Dr. Geraci. He will be able to answer any questions that you may have and let you know more about what to expect during your assessment period of treatment. He will also go over your medical history, along with symptoms.
The assessment period of treatment lasts for two weeks and begins on a Monday. Treatment for the first week occurs Monday through Friday, and for the second week occurs Monday through Thursday. Then, on Friday of the second week, we perform another qEEG/EKG to measure progress.
During the assessment period, we closely monitor any clinical changes you may be realizing, and the qEEG/EKG confirms what changes are occurring in the brain. The treatment sessions generally last 30 to 45 minutes each day.
If you are a patient who will be traveling from out of town, we aim to schedule your qEEG/EKG on a Friday, then schedule your consultation and first treatment session for the following Monday.
For patients who prefer to have their first and second appointments before deciding to move forward with treatment, we are happy to work with you on this.
After we complete the appropriate assessment period and you’re noting improvements in brain function, we will schedule additional MeRT treatment in two-week intervals. At the end of every two weeks, we will perform another qEEG/EKG to monitor your progress. You will then have a consultation with Dr. Geraci 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.
We do not accept insurance at our clinic, nor do we file it on your behalf. We are happy to provide you with the appropriate paperwork at the end of your treatment period so that you can submit it to your insurance company to see if they will provide any reimbursement. Please note, however, that neither Medicare nor Medicaid offer any reimbursement coverage for MeRT treatment.
Currently, the equipment used with the MeRT process has been FDA-cleared for the treatment of Depression and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Treatment for all other conditions is currently considered “off label.” Texas A&M University is now completing final testing and studies for FDA clearance for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion. However, clearance is likely an additional two years away.
For non-FDA cleared treatment, it is unlikely that your insurance company will provide you with any reimbursement for MeRT.
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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