Are You Suffering from Long COVID Symptoms? We Can Help.
While COVID-19 is no longer considered a pandemic, Long COVID now affects tens of millions of people worldwide. And if you’re experiencing long-term after-effects of COVID, you know how much they can affect your daily life.
Symptoms of Long COVID can vary from person to person, and many are neurological. These include:
- Brain fog
- Cognitive impairment
- Memory problems
- Trouble concentrating
- Sleep disturbances
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
Other symptoms can include:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Chest pain or palpitations
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
Your symptoms can vary in severity and duration, and you may experience a combination of them. However, we can help treat many of the neurological conditions associated with Long-COVID.
Contact us to Learn More about Treatment for Long COVID Symptoms
Your Brain and Long COVID
Many people with Long COVID have symptoms that affect their memory, focus, and ability to perform basic daily tasks or solve problems. These neurological symptoms can affect every area of their lives because their brain isn’t functioning as well as before.
When Long COVID creates this type of brain injury, it can lead to what’s called executive dysfunction, a disruption in your brain’s ability to control thoughts, emotions, or behavior. This can cause problems at work, at home, and in social situations.
Another major neurological issue with Long COVID is how can affect your mental health. Lingering physical symptoms with no end in sight can increase the risk of depression. Feelings of isolation can also contribute. And anxiety can easily occur when you’re uncertain whether these physical symptoms will ever go away.
That’s why we offer a new treatment for Long COVID that specifically focuses on your brain function: MeRT (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy).
MeRT is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment to help reduce these neurological symptoms. It’s important to note that MeRT isn’t a cure for any damage COVID-19 may have done to the brain. However, it can help ease some of the lingering symptoms originating from the brain and can also reduce the inflammation COVID can cause in brain tissue.
MeRT Treatment for COVID After-Effects
Every brain is unique, and MeRT is a customized treatment focusing on your specific brain dysfunction. MeRT uses sophisticated diagnostics to map your brain and discover where your brainwaves may be out of sync or not functioning optimally. We do this with a qEEG or quantitative electroencephalogram, also called brain mapping.
With this information, we can then create a customized treatment protocol of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) to get those brainwaves back into communication. This can result in a higher-functioning brain.
Dr. Erik Won, president of Wave Neuroscience (the parent company of MeRT), explained it this way:
“EEGs (electrical pictures of the brain) can tell us when there are abnormalities in neural networks. We can look at these signals and find abnormal areas, then we use this FDA-cleared technology, transcranial magnetic stimulation, to navigate to the area that’s not working properly and try to stimulate it and remind it that it wants to fire at a certain frequency and a certain rate.”
Benefits* from MeRT Treatment
MeRT benefits are different for everyone but may include:
- Enhanced Concentration and Focus
- Improved Sleep Quality
- Heightened State of Relaxation
- Increased Memory and Mental Acuity
- Reduced Pain
- Improved Emotional Well-being
- Enhanced Coping Mechanisms for Stress
- Increased Attention Span
- Boosted Motivation Levels
- Diminished Cravings (e.g., drugs or alcohol)
- Improved Emotional Stability
- Heightened Mental Clarity
- Enhanced Adaptability to Change
- Augmented Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
*Results and improvements are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual users and are not guaranteed.
MeRT for Long COVID: What to Expect
MeRT is a relatively new treatment, so you may have many questions about whether it’s the right treatment for you. We understand, and we’re here to make it as easy as possible for you to get the information you need. We also know that this is not a light decision to make.
Your first step is as simple as a phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator. During this consultation, you can discuss symptoms and history, ask all the questions you want, and have her explain the treatment in full. She will also discuss all fees and protocols.
Once you decide to take the next step, we then set up two separate appointments. Each of these appointments will last 45 minutes to an hour. After this, we have an assessment period where the actual procedure and monitoring take place.
At your first appointment, we will perform a qEEG and ECG/EKG. These tests are simple and painless and done right in our office.
For the EEG, we place a cap on your head to measure the electrical activity in your brain. This will map out any areas which are not performing as they should. And for the EKG, we attach an electrode to your chest to record your heart’s electrical signals.
Once we perform the tests, our scientific team and Dr. Mbeo 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.
Your second appointment, after your qEEG/EKG, is a one-on-one consultation. You can do this either in person or virtually from the comfort of your home. We will discuss your test results and treatment protocols, answer any questions you may have, and let you know more about what to expect during your assessment period.
We will then perform a short period of treatment, followed by a new EEG to see how you’re responding. We determine progress based on the new EEG results compared to the initial one done, and we look at symptom improvements.
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 then have a consultation to confirm that changes are still showing on the testing.
MeRT provides noticeable and long-lasting results after six to eight weeks of treatment. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, additional follow-up treatments may be needed after the first six weeks. Each patient is unique, so treatment protocols and results may vary.
Your Brain is in Expert Hands
Gilbert Mbeo, MD is a triple board-certified physician who specializes in Neurology, NeuroIntensive Care, and Interventional Pain Management.
Dr. Mbeo has over 13 years of experience providing evidence-based, high-quality care to patients with acute neurological needs, including acute stroke, neuromuscular respiratory failure, status epilepticus, and brain and spinal cord trauma.
After learning about the brain-healing effects of neuromodulation, Dr. Mbeo established the Brain Treatment Center Orlando. Here, we use interventions like Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MeRT) as a non-invasive treatment option for an array of neurological conditions.
Read more about Dr. Mbeo and the Brain Treatment Center here.
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator for More Information
Our New Patient Coordinator is available to answer questions that you may have about how MeRT can help you. 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.
We understand what you may be going through, and our goal is to help guide you through the process with quality care in a warm and compassionate environment.
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