Veterans often struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but this difficult mental health condition affects people of all ages and walks of life who experience a traumatic event. At Reign-Bow Treatment Center, in Lombard, Illinois, the experienced team helps people overcome PTSD and leave their symptoms behind with an innovative and customized treatment called Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRTSM). Call the office or request an appointment online today and start your path toward healing from PTSD.
During a traumatic event, hormones surge through your body, causing a powerful physical response that helps you face the situation or make a quick retreat.
But the chemical changes can also block your memory and have a long-lasting impact on your brain and emotions. When that happens, your brain stays in survival mode, and you have the same fight-or-flight response during everyday situations that don’t pose a threat.
Though PTSD is best known for affecting veterans, military duty isn’t the only cause. Anyone can have PTSD after experiencing traumatic events, such as:
You may develop PTSD after one traumatic event or after suffering through many events, such as bullying or emotional abuse.
Everyone deals with anxiety, fear, anger, and other feelings after a traumatic event, but they should improve within a few weeks. If any of the following symptoms last longer than one month, chances are you have PTSD:
Avoidance means you try to prevent anxiety and flashbacks by staying away from the places, people, or situations that remind you of the trauma.
Like other mental health disorders, PTSD treatment begins with therapy and/or medications. Medications relieve specific symptoms, and therapy helps you face the memories and learn to cope with your symptoms.
Reign-Bow Treatment Center offers another treatment choice for people struggling with PTSD. The providers specialize in MeRT, an advanced approach combining two diagnostic techniques with one powerful treatment.
The diagnostic techniques are a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) and an electrocardiogram (EKG). Your qEEG shows the electrical activity from nerves in your brain, while the EKG reveals the electrical activity that keeps your heart working.
The results tell your provider the precise brain area responsible for your PTSD symptoms. Then, they customize your treatment, determining the exact rTMS pulse and power needed to stimulate your targeted brain area.
When you undergo rTMS, the device sends safe, painless magnetic pulses into targeted areas of the brain. As a result, nerve activity increases, your brain regains balance, and your PTSD symptoms improve.
Call Reign-Bow Treatment Center or use the online booking feature to learn more about the benefits of MeRT for PTSD.