Trauma, Stress, Tragedy – You Don’t Have to Keep Reliving It
Our Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is Noninvasive, Drug-free, and Can Provide New Hope
Nightmares. Flashbacks. Emotional rollercoasters. Difficulty concentrating. If you’ve experienced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, you know these symptoms all too well. And it can seem challenging to get on with your life.
You’re not alone. According to the American Psychiatric Association, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects around 3.5 percent of US adults every year — and an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime. While this is something that many returning vets who have been in combat may experience, it can also affect those who have been subject to abuse, traumatic events, prolong stress, and other factors.
If you have PTSD or live with someone who suffers from this condition, you know how serious it can be. And you may have tried any number of ways to treat it, such as therapy or medications, but the trauma still haunts you. You can feel stuck inside your head with no way out.
There is hope: A new, non-invasive, drug-free treatment called MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy.
And Dr. Jennifer J. Sosnowski now delivers this powerful, life-changing technology at MVP Medical Care.
Simply stated, MeRT uses a magnetic field to stimulate and balance brain function, guided by sophisticated imaging and diagnostics. MeRT can be used in conjunction with other therapies, and many patients have reported that MeRT has improved their success with these additional therapies.
So yes, there is a way forward. You don’t have to keep reliving the trauma. MeRT may just be the solution you’ve been hoping for.
It was absolutely terrifying not to know what was wrong with me or how to fix the problem. The Brain Treatment Center not only identified the deteriorated state of my brainwave activity, they restored its function… I consider the healing I experienced to be nothing short of a miracle.” – US Army Veteran
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Could You Be Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
When a person has experienced or seen a terrifying life event — or lived through an extended period of severe stress — they can suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Some people can recover from extreme trauma in time. But others carry the traumatic stress with them for months or years. And in some cases, the symptoms can get worse over time.
It’s also possible to have delayed PTSD symptoms, where they don’t show up until years later; PTSD from child abuse is one example of this.
No matter the type of PTSD, the condition can last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.
These are some possible symptoms you may experience with PTSD:
- Depression or a generally negative outlook
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Flashbacks to the event
- Inability to sleep or repeated nightmares about the traumatic event
- Avoiding people, places, or events that remind you of the trauma
- Difficulty concentrating/memory problems
- Doing things that could be self-destructive or reckless
- Emotional numbness or being cut off from your feelings
- Being easily upset, angered, irritable, or exhibiting aggressive behavior
- Hyper-alertness to sounds
- Feeling jumpy or easily startled
- Thoughts of suicide
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MeRT: A New Approach to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
MeRT is a tailored, highly individualized form of TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. In simpler terms, we use magnetic waves to stimulate specifically targeted areas of the brain that have been found to not be communicating or functioning optimally. We use sophisticated diagnostic tools and imaging to plan a tailored treatment approach just for you.
Patients with PTSD have markers that can be clearly seen in EEG studies. In many cases, PTSD will show up as disruptions in the front of the brain. We work to identify these disruptions and strengthen healthy brainwave activity through a highly personalized treatment plan. This treatment can result in a significant reduction of PTSD symptoms.
Plus, many people who experience post-traumatic stress also suffer from conditions such as depression and anxiety. The MeRT treatment can address those conditions as well.*
MeRT has been used to help hundreds of veterans experiencing PTSD. Defense One published an article detailing how veterans are benefitting from MeRT in the article, “Zap: How Electric Therapy is Curing Navy Seals of PTSD.“
* Results are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
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MeRT Treatment for PTSD: What to Expect on your First Visit
Starting as a new patient at MVP Medical Care initially involves two appointments, each lasting about 45 minutes to an hour. Your first appointment is for testing, and your second appointment is for your consultation with Dr. Sosnowski.
We will collect your new patient paperwork at the first appointment, and our neurotechnician will complete your qEEG (quantitative Electroencephalogram) and EKG testing. This test is simple and painless: We place a cap on your head to measure the electrical activity in your brain and map out any areas which are not performing as they should. We also place a lead on your chest to capture the EKG data.
We perform this test right in our office, then send the data to our scientists and clinical teams. Along with Dr. Sosnowski, they 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.
Your second appointment, after your qEEG/EKG, is a consultation with Dr. Sosnowski. She will answer any questions 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.
For children who are ten years old and younger, the assessment period will begin on a Monday and last for one week. We will administer treatment every day, Monday through Thursday. Then we will perform a repeat qEEG/EKG on Friday to measure progress.
For patients 11 years old and up, the assessment period of treatment lasts two weeks and begins on a Monday. Treatment for the first week occurs Monday through Friday. The second week of treatment occurs Monday through Thursday. We perform the repeat qEEG/EKG on Friday to measure progress.
We closely monitor any clinical changes during the assessment period, and the qEEG/EKG confirms any changes in the brain. The treatment sessions generally last 30-45 minutes each day.
If you are traveling from out of town, we aim to schedule your qEEG/EKG on a Friday, then 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 are 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 a qEEG/EKG to monitor your progress. You will then consult with Dr. Sosnowski 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 the results may vary.
Insurance Coverage and Payment Options
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 reimbursement.
Currently, rTMS is FDA cleared for Depression and OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.) Treatment for all other conditions is considered “off-label” at this time, though we are hopeful that treatment for TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) will be FDA cleared at some point in the next couple of years.
For non-FDA-approved treatment, it is highly unlikely that any insurance will provide reimbursement for our full treatment protocols, but for Depression it is possible.
Some patients have reported that they have been able to receive some reimbursement for EEGs or clinical evaluations, depending on their health coverage. Medicare patients have reported that their coverage provides no reimbursement for MeRT.
We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Care Credit is also an option to assist in financing medical expenses. Care Credit is a separate company from MVP Medical Care. It is a credit card that you can use to cover medical costs and services. Usually, when you go to the Care Credit website and apply, they will let you know if you are approved very promptly.
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We understand that MeRT is a relatively new, cutting-edge treatment, and you may not be sure if this is right for you. But this is not a decision that needs to be made right away or all alone.
Your first step would be 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.
We understand what you may be going through, and our goal is to help guide you through the healing process. We strive to provide you with quality care in a warm and compassionate environment.
Many MeRT clinicians and technicians have gone through treatment themselves. As a result, they know first-hand what this treatment can do. That’s why they’re passionate about helping others to heal.
Our New Patient Coordinator is available to answer any questions that you may have about how MeRT can help you or your child. 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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