Brain Injury Treatment
Our Specialized Brain Injury Treatment Can Greatly Improve Your Quality of Life
Treatment of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries — from concussions to more severe traumatic brain injuries — can bring on an array of problems, including headaches, dizziness, memory problems, nausea, and more.
And with a mild concussion, the symptoms may resolve. But sometimes, the injury is more severe, and the symptoms don’t improve, despite medication or treatment.
That’s where we can help. Our specialized brain injury treatment is non-invasive, drug-free, and lasting. And it’s helped thousands overcome the painful, overwhelming symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.
We begin with sophisticated imaging and diagnostics to see precisely what’s happening in the brain to cause the dysfunction. Then we use highly tailored TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) to get the brain operating more in sync. This procedure is called MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, and it’s achieved some remarkable results for those with brain injury.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Concussion?
TBI or concussion can be hard to diagnose, as your symptoms can range from mild to severe.
A TBI results from a blow to the head, such as after a fall, an accident, or a hit in contact sports, or from a penetrating injury such as a gunshot wound. TBIs can be mild, moderate, or severe, but in each case, can affect brain function.
When you receive a TBI, your head moves violently back and forth, and your brain can bounce around and twist in the skull. This can cause not only physical damage but also chemical changes in your brain and brain cell damage.
In milder cases, you may have only a brief change of mental state. In severe cases, you can have long periods of unconsciousness, even coma or death. And a moderate or severe TBI may lead to long-term or lifelong health problems that may affect all aspects of a person’s life, including relationships, work, and even the ability to complete routine daily activities.
TBI Symptoms (Depending on the Severity of the Injury):
Some of the more common symptoms that can occur with a Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Dilated pupils and vision changes
- Memory problems
- Cognitive decline
- Inappropriate emotional responses
- Feeling of isolation
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
- Anxiety or panic attacks
- Facial weakness
- Weakness or loss of function in other parts of the body
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Breathing problems
- Numbness and tingling in different parts of the body
- Loss of hearing or tinnitus
If you suspect you have a concussion or traumatic brain injury, it’s vital to come in right away for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Your brain can heal, but it may need help to do so.
MeRT: A Breakthrough, Non-invasive, Drug-free Treatment in Orlando
At the Brain, Spine, Pain Institute of Lake Nona in Orlando, we offer a new way to treat brain injury: MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy. MeRT combines sophisticated diagnostics and tailored treatment with a highly tailored form of TMS, which works to get the brain operating more in balance and in sync. We have seen some incredible results in treating the after-effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
With a traumatic brain injury, the external force to your head can disrupt brain function and cause an imbalance in brainwave activity. To determine exactly what’s happening in your brain, we perform a qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram), also called a “brain map.” Additionally, we perform an EKG to measure brain-heart coherence.
Once we have the results of the initial testing, we can see precisely how different areas of your brain are functioning. And we can identify disruptions in the brain network caused by the traumatic brain injury. Based on our analysis, we then create a treatment plan specifically tailored to you.
Highly Tailored TMS
Your personalized treatment plan involves the use of tailored transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS. This treatment uses magnetic coils placed along your scalp, which bring about mild electrical signals to precisely defined portions of your brain. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort, and each session lasts about 30 minutes.
We perform these TMS sessions five days each week for two weeks. Then, at the end of the treatment period, we perform another series of diagnostic tests (qEEG and EKG) to note brain changes and make any needed modifications. Many patients notice significant improvements after the first few treatments. However, we strongly advise six to eight weeks of treatment for the best results.
Depending on the severity of your brain injury, you may need physical therapy to help you regain function. In that case, we will design a tailored program of physical therapy based on your specific condition. Physical therapy can improve balance, coordination, and stability, as well as increase muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility.
In his current role, he is the Founder and Medical Director of the Brain, Spine, and Pain Institute of Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, and the Brain Treatment Center of Orlando.
Dr. Mbeo is a member of :
- The American Academy of Neurology (AAN),
- Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM),
- Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), and
- Clinical Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Society (CTMSS).
He has published several articles in national and international publications.
Founder and Medical Director
Gilbert Mbeo, MD is a triple board-certified physician who specializes in Neurology, NeuroIntensive Care, and Interventional Pain Management, with 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.
Dr. Mbeo is a Neurointensivist, meaning that not only does he have an in-depth understanding of neurology and neurological conditions, but his expertise is in the care of critically ill neurologic patients with acute brain, spine, and neuromuscular disorders. This specialty is also referred to as neurologic intensive care, critical care neurology, and neurocritical care.
As a Neurointensivist, Dr. Mbeo saw firsthand the life-changing consequences of brain injuries such as head trauma, strokes, and other brain injuries. He was troubled by the fact that, even though with modern medicine we are getting better at saving lives, many patients with brain injury were left with severe disabilities.
His vision was to establish a state-of-the-art facility where cutting-edge interventions would be used to enhance neurological recovery in patients and this is exactly why he founded the Brain, Spine, Pain Institute of Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida.
After learning about the brain healing effects of neuromodulation Dr. Mbeo established the Brain Treatment Center Orlando as an additional treatment department in his clinic in order to use interventions like cognitive rehabilitation, Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MeRT), and transcranial magnetic stimulation as non-invasive treatment options for an array of neurological conditions.
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