A powerful blow to the head may stretch or even tear brain tissue. Such force can cause a concussion, also known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The most publicized stories of those with TBIs are professional and adolescent athletes whose injuries occur during sports activities, but many other causes, including falls, car accidents, strokes, and tumors are actually more common. Nonetheless, however a person experiences a traumatic brain injury, its associated health effects can range from mild to devastatingly severe.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY RECOVERY BEGINS WITH IDENTIFYING YOUR SYMPTOMS.
There are many warning signs to look out for if you or a loved one suffers a brain injury. These include:
- Trouble focusing
- Memory problems
- Difficulty understanding information
Remember, not everyone is going to exhibit the same symptoms, so it's important to learn about various TBI symptoms.
What is Concussion Recovery
THE NEXT STEP IS OBTAINING AN OFFICIAL DIAGNOSIS.
When it comes to any health issue, receiving professional medical attention is crucial to a person’s recovery. Therefore, someone who has recently hit his or her head and is displaying any or all of the aforementioned symptoms should contact a trusted health care provider. This way, the patient’s condition can be assessed, its cause identified, and the most beneficial treatments prescribed.
RECEIVING TREATMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IS ESSENTIAL.
Once someone has been properly diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, the next step toward recovery is undergoing the proper treatment.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is one treatment gaining increased attention among those in the medical community. In fact, legendary retired football quarterback Joe Namath has been promoting the utilization of HBOT as a way to treat traumatic brain injuries and concussions for several years.
An October 2017 article by news source West Palm Beach News and Weather reports that Namath “became concerned after high profile football players were diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is caused by multiple concussions.” As a result, “Namath became the first patient in what would become a ground-breaking clinical trial at Jupiter Medical Center." During that time, he went to five HBOT sessions a week for seven months, and saw noticeable results, states the piece.
Hyperbaric Medical Solutions, a HBOT provider located in New York, aims to help those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury and supports the extraordinary research at Jupiter Medical Center. After years of helping patients with traumatic brain injuries, we've seen what breathing pure oxygen can do. Not only do people often see an improvement in their condition, but they also start feeling healthier much sooner than expected.
Learn more about HBOT as a TBI or concussion treatment.
Written by Dr. Scott Sherr