Find Relief from Long COVID Symptoms
Discover the Transformative Power of MeRT Treatment
MeRT stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy.
We use a gentle magnetic field, guided by comprehensive brain mapping, to balance and stimulate brain function.
MeRT can greatly reduce neurological post-COVID symptoms, including:
- Brain Fog
- Difficulty Concentrating (“Covid-brain”)
- Sleep Disturbances
- Mood Changes
- Cognitive Impairment
MeRT Can Free You from the Overwhelming Symptoms of Long COVID
Long COVID can leave you grappling with persistent symptoms long after your initial recovery. From brain fog to sleep issues to mood changes, the challenges long-haulers face are real and often debilitating.
At the Brain Treatment Center Plano, we understand the toll it takes, both physically and emotionally. And we’re here to help.
Neurologist Dr. Spencer Miller has brought MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, to Plano, Texas. MeRT is a cutting-edge, non-invasive treatment that focuses on optimizing brainwave activity.
By targeting specific areas of the brain, MeRT aims to restore balance and ease the neurological symptoms associated with Long COVID. It’s gentle, well-tolerated, and can achieve lasting results.
You don’t have to continue suffering. MeRT can provide the relief you’re looking for.
It was as if there was a fog, and that fog is gone. Things. are sharp and clear.”BILL C. AFTER MeRT treatment
What is Long COVID?
Most people recover from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, within a few days or weeks. However, some experience symptoms that last for weeks to years after their first diagnosis.
Some who initially recovered from COVID-19 may have their symptoms return or develop new ones months later. Interestingly, even those who showed no initial symptoms can later develop them. Both mild and severe COVID-19 cases can result in prolonged symptoms.
Symptoms can range from physical to neurological, often impacting daily life. These can include:
- Persistent fatigue
- Brain fog or cognitive impairments
- Difficulty concentrating (“Covid-brain”)
- Mood changes (depression, anxiety)
- Sleep disturbances
MeRT treatment can effectively reduce these symptoms with no drugs or invasive procedures. And the results can last a lifetime.
How MeRT Works to Relieve Your Symptoms
MeRT is a tailored, highly individualized form of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation). We use magnetic waves to stimulate specifically targeted areas of the brain that are not functioning optimally.
We locate those areas using a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG), also called brain mapping. The EEG can show us an imbalance in brainwave activity, which we can then strengthen with TMS.
TMS has been used for years to treat many neurological conditions, and a recent study shows its effectiveness in treating cognitive dysfunction and fatigue associated with Long COVID.
MeRT takes the effectiveness of TMS to a new level as we tailor treatment to the precise areas of imbalance found in the EEG. By stimulating and balancing your brain function, we can reduce your symptoms.
Benefits of MeRT Treatment
If you’re experiencing any neurological symptoms of Long COVID, MeRT can help. Some of the most common benefits patients report from their MeRT treatment include:
- Improved concentration
- Better quality and duration of sleep
- Enhanced clarity of thinking
- Better attention span
- Improved decision-making skills
- Increased motivation
- Less anxiety
- Improved mood
- Greater emotional stability
- More energy
Why Choose Brain Treatment Center Plano?
Our center prides itself on its expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, and a dedicated medical team that genuinely cares. We believe in a personalized approach, ensuring each patient receives tailored treatment to address their unique needs.
Our Medical Director, Dr. Spencer Miller, is a board-certified neurologist in Dallas, Texas, who has been in practice for 12 years.
Dr. Miller specializes in MeRT treatment of traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia, autism, and multiple other brain disorders.
He also works with Baylor University Medical Center, where he specializes in stroke, headache medicine, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and seizure. Additionally, he is associated with the Texas A&M Science Center College of Medicine.
Is MeRT the Right Treatment for You?
We understand that MeRT is a relatively new, cutting-edge treatment, and you may not be certain if this is right for you. But this is not a decision you need to make right away or all alone. Start with a simple phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator. Here, you can discuss your symptoms and history, ask all the questions you want, and have her explain the protocols, fees, and details of treatment.
Testing and Consultation
If you are interested in taking the next step in seeing if MeRT treatment is right for you, we can set up an appointment for an EEG (brain scan) and a second appointment for a consultation with the doctor to talk about your symptoms and the results of your EEG. Each of these appointments is about 45 minutes to an hour.
At the first appointment, our neurotechnician will perform an EEG and an EKG. Both are simple, painless, and non-invasive tests to see exactly what is happening in your brain.
A few days later, when your test results are in and analyzed, you will have a one-on-one consultation with the doctor. You can attend this appointment virtually from the comfort of your home. Here, you will discuss your test results, get answers to any additional questions you may have, and together determine if you (or your child, if this is about your child) are a candidate for treatment.
The Assessment Period
If you and the doctor then decide to move forward with MeRT, the next step is what we call the Assessment Period. Here, we will perform a short period of several days of treatment, followed by a new EEG to see if you are responding to the treatment. We assess this based on the new EEG results as compared to the initial one done before treatment started, as well as symptom improvements.
If there is a positive response to treatment during the assessment period, you will have likely noticed some improvements starting to take place. At that point, we can schedule the additional treatment duration. We perform treatments daily, Monday to Friday, in two-week increments. A typical treatment session takes about 45 minutes.
You will sit in a chair while the neurotechnician administers the treatment via a hand-held magnet that is held near the scalp. We deliver the magnetic impulses for 6 to 8 seconds each minute. You may feel a slight sensation while the treatment is occurring, but it is not painful or uncomfortable. We use no medications, and you are fully awake throughout.
MeRT treatments will usually go for anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. In some cases, we recommend additional treatment time to get the best results from MeRT. Each individual is unique, and protocols may vary. Plus, your provider will have regularly scheduled follow-up EEGs and meet with you to closely manage your progress.
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator for More Information
Our New Patient Coordinator is here for you. During your free consultation, she will take the time to answer any questions that you may have, listen to your concerns, and carefully explain all the details and information you need.
If, after talking to her, you are interested in further exploring whether you could benefit from MeRT for Long COVID, the next step would be to schedule your EEG and a consultation with our doctor.
With thorough diagnostics, the doctor can show you what is happening in your brain and what may be causing the issues you are experiencing. At this point, we can determine whether you may benefit from MeRT treatment, and you can decide if you would like to move forward.
Life Can Be Better
With so many successful treatments, we encourage you to explore the possibilities of MeRT. If right for you, it can have a lasting impact — and you can enjoy a greatly improved quality of life!
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Insurance Coverage and Payment Options
Currently, rTMS is only FDA-cleared for the treatment of depression. However, we can provide you with all of the appropriate paperwork at the end of your treatment so that you can submit it to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Some patients have reported that they have been able to receive some reimbursement for EEGs, clinical evaluations, and treatment, depending on their health coverage. Medicare patients have reported that their coverage provides no reimbursement for the treatment itself.
We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.