There is compelling evidence and it’s growing that Hyperbaric oxygen should be considered in cases of TBI. We really empathize the physiological aspects of hyperbaric, mainly increasing the oxygen in the body, to aid the body in helming itself.
It has been revealed that TBI can be divided into two phases: the initial injury caused by violence, which is inevitable, and the secondary injury within hours or days after initial injury, caused by the inflammatory response, oxidative stress, calcium overload, and a series of other pathological processes, which is the major target of current interventions. (PMCID: PMC4734681)
Hyperbaric oxygen significantly improved the neurological function of the animals in this study. Yes, it was an animal study, though this is really showing promise for people too.
Even if you had the TBI event in the past (we often get asked this- will work for me, even though I had the head trauma a few years ago), research is showing, yes, indeed, it may be beneficial for you.
Check out this study:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve post concussion syndrome years after mild traumatic brain injury – randomized prospective trial. PMC3829860
The conclusion was, “HBOT can induce neuroplasticity leading to repair of chronically impaired brain functions and improved quality of life in mTBI patients with prolonged PCS (post concussive syndrome) at late chronic stage.”
You can see why we are very excited to have this therapeutic in our clinic.
Please call today, 503-287-4970 and schedule a complimentary consult with Dr. Eckel to find out of HBOT maybe of benefit to you and how it may fit into comprehensive treatment plan to get you back to your optimal self!