Father and son playing soccer after relief from traumatic brain injury through MeRT

Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Heal from MeRT

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, or memory problems. Your brain is the most crucial organ with several functions affecting: 

  • Thoughts
  • memories 
  • emotions 
  • motor skills 
  • vision
  • breathing 
  • body temperature hunger
  • and every other process that regulates the body. 

When your brain is injured, it can severely impact your life. 

TBIs can be caused by several things, including concussions, whiplash, and sports-related injuries. More than one million sports-related TBIs occur every year. These injuries decrease cognitive function and cause your overall performance to decline, but MeRT can help.

How Sports Can Result in a TBI

Contact sports, like football, hockey, soccer, and rugby, are known for opportunities for collision, which can cause a TBI. However, low-impact sports like bicycling, horseback riding, skateboarding, and ice-skating are also injury-prone sports.

Many children and young adults play high-risk sports. TBI is the leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in the United States. About 10% of TBIs are due to sports or recreational activities. This increases to over 21% in children and young adults. 

TBI Symptoms

Symptoms of TBI can range from mild to severe, sometimes not showing signs right away. Mild TBI symptoms can include dizziness, disorientation, headaches, nausea, sleeping difficulties, balance problems, and more.

Moderate TBI symptoms can include seizures, paralysis, vision loss, slurred speech, coordination problems, and more. People can also experience emotional and psychological problems resulting from a TBI, like inability to time manage, difficulty concentrating, feelings of depression and anxiety, and aggression or personality changes. 

How MeRT Treatments Can Help

Tri-Cities Functional Medicine addresses issues by identifying the root causes. Lifestyle changes are often a part of MeRT treatment to help restore you to your best health.

MeRT, or Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided Resonance Therapy, is a new treatment that avoids drugs, medications, or invasive practices. This pain-free treatment uses magnetic waves to balance and stimulate your brain function. 

Brain injuries are all different, which makes MeRT treatments unique. Personalized plans will be created and adjusted throughout the recovery process. People who receive MeRT treatments report better concentration, improved stress management, and enhanced mood and memory.

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