Contraindications

There are some contraindications to the treatment which means that it would not be advisable to start treatment. Some of these include ANY implanted devices in your head, schizophrenia, high risk seizure or active substance abuse.

 

There may be exceptions, but you will need to discuss your condition with a clinician.

 

Below is a complete list of absolute contraindications to our treatment for cortical MeRT treatment:

 

  • Pacemaker
  • Defibrillator
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • VP Shunt/ Magnetic intracranial shunts
  • Deep Brain Stimulator implant
  • Epidural Cortical stimulator
  • Steel shunts/stents/filters
  • Cranial metal fragments (ie shrapnel, excluding titanium)
  • Aneurysm clips, coils, pipeline flow diversion
  • Cochlear implant
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • Primary or metastatic brain cancer (unless palliative treatment brain cancer)
  • Magnetic dental implant
  • Ocular implants

 

Relative contraindications (requiring closer protocol attention, but not disqualifying someone from receiving cortical MeRTsm treatment):

 

  • History of Seizure or seizure disorder
  • Titanium shunts/stents
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Hearing aids
  • Magnetic ink tattoo
  • Bipolar Disorder Type 1&2
  • Baha Implant Absolute

 

Absolute contraindications for peripheral MeRT, Include all cortical MeRT treatment contraindications:

 

  • Cochlear implant
  • Pacemaker
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Defibrillator
  • Steel screws or hardware (contraindicated for placement over ferrous material)
  • Any implanted electrical device
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Urogenital implants
  • Ferrous implants
  • IVC Filters
  • Pain pumps